27 VLS students are working in legal offices for course credit in summer 2016

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Sue KayTwenty-seven Vanderbilt Law students are gaining legal experience by serving externships for course credit in federal and state judicial chambers; federal and state attorneys’ and public defenders’ offices; the legal departments of federal and state agencies; corporate legal departments; and with nonprofit legal aid and advocacy organizations. Students are pursuing legal externships for credit in 11 states and Washington, D.C.

“Our students secured an impressive array of legal positions where they will gain valuable experience, enhance their legal education, and have the opportunity to develop their lawyering skills,” said Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Susan Kay, who oversees Vanderbilt’s externship program.

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

Federal Agencies (4)

  • Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (2)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Portland, Oregon

State Agencies (3)

  • Tennessee Department of Children’s Service, Nashville
  • State of Tennessee, Department of General Services, Central Procurement Office, Nashville
  • Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Nashville

U.S. Attorney’s Offices (4)

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville (2)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, Albany (2)

Federal Judicial Chambers (5)

  • Judge Paul G. Byron, U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida
  • Judge James C. Mahan, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Judge Esther Salas, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Judge Elizabeth T. Hey, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Judge Timothy D. Degiusti, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

State Judicial Chambers (3)

  • Chancellor Russell T. Perkins, Davidson County Chancery Court, Part IV, Nashville
  • Justice Jill Konvisor, New York Supreme Court, New York
  • Judge James R. Lemire, Superior Court of Massachusetts, Worcester

Public Defenders’ Offices (1)

  • Pinal County Public Defender’s Office, Florence, Arizona

Corporate (2)

  • Nashville Predators General Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Newark

Advocacy and Nonprofit (5)

  • New Leaders, Washington, D.C.
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia
  • Advocates for Justice, New York, New York
  • Immigrant Justice Corps, New York, New York
  • Legal Aid Society of New York, New York