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“John Marshall’s externship program offers quality field placements that develop professional and practical skills while ensuring  successful and meaningful on-the-job performance.” Paul Nam, Graduate (’12)

Clinical Studies & Intensive Externships

More than just a work experience, it’s an opportunity to develop your professional personality.

An experiential education at AJMLS is more than simply learning from experience. Students are expected to integrate theory and reflect upon the impact of their experiences on their professional development.  Externships, internships for credit at approved field placements, offer direct experiences under the supervisions of attorneys or judges.  Clinics offer direct experience under the supervision of both a professor and a supervising attorney.

AJMLS DeKalb County Family Law Intensive Externship Clinic

In partnership with DeKalb County Superior Division 9, Chief Judge Mark Anthony Scott, the Family Law Intensive Externship Clinic provides legal assistance to self-represented family court litigants.  Students meet with clients at the DeKalb Office of Dispute Resolution to help them complete child support worksheets, financial affidavits, and in certain circumstances, documents related to mediated agreements.  AJMLS students develop several legal skills including problem-solving, client interviewing, oral advocacy, and legal drafting.

AJMLS Fulton County Family Law Externship Clinic

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in partnership with the Fulton County Family Law Division will provide legal training and assistance to self-represented family court litigants.  Students, under the direction of Prof. Olmos, work with litigants seeking assistance at the Fulton County Law Information Center (FLIC). Students meet with clients at the FLIC Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am- 2:00 pm.  Students conduct informational sessions and help litigants’ complete documents for divorce, legitimation and paternity.  During the second semester, students will have the opportunity to participate in 30-day status conferences.

AJMLS Immigration Law Clinic (AILC)

Atlanta’s John Marshall Immigration Law Clinic (AILC) is a partnership with Catholic Charities of Atlanta, Inc. (CCA). Students benefit from real – world legal experience in an academic environment, while providing assistance to CCA clients. Students work on filings for immigration benefits based on family eligibility, violence against women petitions, crime victim petitions, and temporary protective status.

Experiential Tax Law Externship

The Tax Law Externship  offers students who have completed the Federal Income Taxation course an opportunity for hands-on tax law experience in a small firm setting.

Micronesian Intensive Externship

The Micronesian Externship places students  in legal offices throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Territory of Guam. Students gain direct legal experience in a multi-cultural and tropical environment.


For more information or to apply for a clinic, please contact Professor Renata Turner at rturner@johnmarshall.edu or (404) 872-3593.