About This Class
LLM Externships are designed to allow LLM candidates the opportunity to engage in one-on-one or small group learning in a practical setting such as a governmental agency, law firm, corporation, or non-profit organization. These internships provide students an opportunity to gain familiarity with lawyering skills, including written and oral communication; problem solving; trial preparation; drafting documents, proposed legislation, proposed regulations, and pleadings; interviewing, counseling and negotiation; and other legal skills. The student must find a faculty sponsor and prepare a written contract with the sponsoring organization that carefully defines the learning experience. The contract must be signed by the student, the faculty member, and the supervisor at the sponsoring organization. Journals and the evaluation of the on-site supervisor will be used to evaluate the student. The LLM Externship program is open to LLM students only. The MELP/LLM Externship Handbook is available at http://vermontlaw.edu/Documents/9_14_09%20MELP%20LLM%20Intern%20Handbook.pdf.NOTE: LLM students who seek a part/time Externship with the Conservation Law Foundation should contact Professor White.