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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 Fulton County Family Law Externship Clinic

The Fulton County Family Law Externship Clinic is available to students who have completed a family law course and are eligible for the 3rd Year Practice Act. This is a two-semester clinic for four credits each semester. The clinic operates out of the Fulton County Superior Court where students assist litigants with simple family law matters, participate in 30-day conferences, and make limited appearances on behalf of pre-screened clients. Students are supervised by Professor Bernadette Olmos. Applications are taken in the spring for the following school year.

AJMLS Immigration Law Clinic (AILC)

The Immigration Law Clinic is a two-semester clinic available to students who have successfully completed an immigration law course. The clinic is a partnership with Catholic Charities of Atlanta where students work and meet with clients on a variety of immigration issues. Students earn four credits each semester for a total of eight credits. The clinic is supervised by Professors Joe Rosen and Jennifer Bensman. Applications for the clinic are taken in the spring for the following school year.

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, while under the guidance of an AJMLS tax law professor.

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. The same eligibility requirements apply to Micronesian externships as local externships the law school provides. Please contact Professor Kathleen Burch at kburch@johnmarshall.edu for more information.

For more information or to apply for a clinic, please contact Bridgett Ortega at bortega@johnmarshall.edu or (404) 872-3593.