72 Vanderbilt Law students serving externships for course credit in 2014

Jun 16, 2014

During summer 2014, 72 Vanderbilt Law students are pursuing 74 externships for course credit at federal and state agencies; in federal, state and local judicial chambers; in federal and state attorneys’ and public defenders’ offices; in corporate legal departments; and with non-profit legal aid and advocacy organizations. Students are pursuing legal externships for credit in 26 states, Washington, D.C., and two foreign nations—China and the Netherlands.

“Vanderbilt places a strong emphasis on experiential learning, and our students secured an impressive array of externships where they will gain extremely valuable on-the-job experience as well as insight into how various aspects of the legal system work,” said Susan Kay, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, who oversees Vanderbilt’s externship program.

Students are pursuing externships during summer 2014 for course credit with the following legal employers:

Federal Government – 11

  • Center for Law and Military Operations, Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Nashville Field Division
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Ninth Coast Guard, Cleveland, Ohio
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch, Federal Tort Claims Act Staff, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois (2)
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Atlanta, Georgia
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Investment Management, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Litigation and Enforcement Division, New York

Judicial Chambers – 30

Federal Appellate Courts – 2

  • Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Newark, New Jersey
  • Judge Eugene E. Siler, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, London, Kentucky

Federal District Courts – 17

  • Judge James V. Selna, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana
  • Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Wilmington
  • Judge Joseph Hood, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Judge Richard T. Haik, Sr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • Judge Jillyn K. Schulze, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Greenbelt
  • Senior Judge Paul A. Magnuson, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Judge David D. Noce, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Judge James C. Mahan, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Judge Michael H. Simon, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland
  • Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Judge E. Clifton Knowles, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville (2)
  • Judge John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville
  • Judge Jon P. McCalla, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Memphis
  • Judge Stephen W. Smith, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston
  • Judge Mark Lane, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin
  • Judge Ted Stewart, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Salt Lake City

State Supreme and Appellate Courts – 4

  • Justice Steve Leben, Kansas Supreme Court, Topeka
  • Justice Cornelia Clark, Tennessee Supreme Court, Nashville
  • Judge Patrick K Norris, State of Arizona Court of Appeals, Phoenix
  • Judge Paul D. Mathias, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis

State Courts – 8

  • Judge Elizabeth White, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Judge Ronald E. Quidachay, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, Real Property/Housing Court
  • Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams, Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Judge Diane E. Bessen, State Court of Fulton County, Division J, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Judge Mark J. Fishburn, Davidson County Criminal Court Division, Twentieth Judicial District of Nashville
  • Judge Carol McCoy, Davidson County Chancery Court, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Judge Craig Smith, 192nd Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas
  • Judge Robert Carroll, Ellis County Court, 40th Judicial District, Waxahachie, Texas

U.S. Attorneys’ Offices – 7

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville (2)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte

State and City Attorneys’ Offices – 8

  • Office of the City Attorney, Los Angeles, California
  • Office of the Harris County Attorney, Public Law and Labor Employment Divisions, Houston, Texas
  • Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Dallas, Texas
  • Office of the Virginia Attorney General, Public Safety and Enforcement, Richmond
  • Office of the State Attorney, Cook County, Criminal Prosecution Bureau, Chicago, Illinois
  • Office of the State’s Attorney, Judicial District of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Ohio’s Attorney General’s Office, Columbus
  • Tennessee District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, Huntingdon

Public Defenders – 3

  • Federal Public Defender’s Office, Nashville, Tennessee (2)
  • Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office, Portland, Oregon

Corporate Legal Departments – 8

  • Chico’s FAS Inc., Fort Meyers, Florida
  • Cicayda Inc., Nashville, Tennessee (2)
  • Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nashville Predators Hockey Organization (2)
  • Nielsen, New York (2)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Burbank, California

International – 3

  • China Shougang International Trade and Engineering Corporation, Beijing
  • GF Fund Management, Internal Affairs Department, Legal and Compliance Office, Hong Kong, China
  • International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands

Advocacy – 5

  • A Better Balance: Advancing the Rights of Working Families, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Alliance for a Just Society, Seattle, Washington
  • Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Nashville
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Office, Austin
  • United Steelworkers International Division, Nashville, Tennessee



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