89 Vanderbilt Law students serve externships for course credit during summer 2013

Jun 11, 2013

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Sue KayDuring summer 2013, 89 Vanderbilt Law students are pursuing 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 25 states, Washington, D.C., and two foreign nations—Chile and China.

“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 for course credit with the following legal employers:

Federal Government

  • U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C.
  • Department of Education, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, D.C.
  • Department of Environmental Protection, Southcentral Regional Office, Office of the General Counsel, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Washington, D.C.
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Washington, D.C.
  • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Washington, D.C.
  • Securities & Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division, Boston Regional Office, Massachusetts

Senators

  • Senator Charles Grassley, Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C.

Judicial Chambers

  • Judge Sharon Blackburn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Judge John Ott, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Judge David R. Proctor, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Judge Gary Allen Feess, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles
  • Judge Margaret Mann, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, San Diego
  • Judge Kristin L. Mix, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver
  • Judge Roy B. Dalton, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando
  • Judge James S. Moody Jr., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa
  • Judge Charles Kahn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola
  • Judge John J. O’Sullivan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami
  • Judge Karen Caldwell, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Judge Sean Cox, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit
  • Judge E. Richard Webber, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Judge James C. Mahan ’73, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Judge Michael H. Watson, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Columbus
  • Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  • Judge William J. Haynes, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville
  • 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 (2)
  • Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Memphis
  • Judge David Alan Ezra, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio
  • Judge Jeff Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston
  • Judge Patricia Gorence, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Justice Cheri Beasley, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Raleigh
  • Justice William Koch, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Judge David P. Sterba, Illinois Appellate Court, Chicago
  • Judge Tim Philpot, Fayette County Family Court, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Judge Janet J. Berry, Second Judicial District, Court of Nevada, Reno
  • Judge Edward Jerejian, Superior Court of New Jersey, Hackensack
  • Judge David R. Workman, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
  • Judge James G. Martin II, Circuit Court, 21st Judicial District, Franklin, Tennessee

U.S. Attorneys’ Offices

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, Criminal Division, Phoenix
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Washington
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, Denver
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Appellate Division
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi, Oxford – Clyde McGee
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, Albany
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville (2)

State and City Attorneys’ Offices

  • Office of the State Attorney, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Felony Division, Florida
  • Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Chicago
  • Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Appeals Division, Des Moines
  • Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York
  • Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, Nashville (2)
  • San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, California
  • Office of the Dekalb County District Attorney, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, Decatur, Georgia
  • Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Atlanta, Georgia
  • City of Chicago Department of Law, Illinois
  • Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Pennsylvania
  • Travis County District Attorney’s Office, Family Justice Division, Austin, Texas
  • Office of the City Attorney, Compton, California

Public Defenders

  • Federal Public Defender’s Office, Nashville, Tennessee (2)
  • State Appellate Defender Office, Detroit, Michigan
  • Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orlando, Florida
  • District Public Defender’s Office, Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Public Defender’s Office, 21st Judicial District, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Metro Public Defender’s Office, Nashville, Tennessee

State Agencies

  • Department of Children’s Services, Office of General Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee (2)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee, Administrative Office of the Courts, Nashville
  • Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville (2)

Corporate/Finance

  • Christie’s Art Law Group, General Counsel’s Office, New York, New York
  • Diageo North America Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nashville Predators, Office of General Counsel, Nashville
  • The Martin Companies, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Wealth Access, Nashville, Tennessee

International

  • Justice Studies Center of the Americas, Santiago, Chile
  • Shanghai Intellectual Property Academic, China
  • Kuehne & Nagel Limited, Shanghai, China

Advocacy

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Nashville
  • Farmworker Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Tulsa
  • Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tullahoma