Law students in D.C.


A new School of Law program to launch in the spring will allow approximately 15 students to live and work in Washington, D.C., for a semester while earning course credit.

Participants in the program will have the opportunity to live in housing maintained by UGA in the Washington, D.C., area while working 35 hours per week at legal positions with federal-level governmental agencies and in the D.C. headquarters of major national organizations, among other placements.

In addition to their externship hours, students will complete a non-clinical course taught by a professor from a Washington, D.C., law school and a clinic seminar class, earning a total of 13 credits for the semester.

The program is similar to UGA’s Semester in Washington, begun in 2009, which allows up to 20 undergraduate students to work and earn academic credit while living in the nation’s capital for a semester.