47 VLS students pursue externships for course credit during summer 2017

Jun 15, 2017

Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs Sue KayForty-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 13 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C. and Hangzhou, China.

“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 (5)

  • Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Department of Justice, Executive Order for Immigration Review, Miami, Florida
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. (2)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, New York

State Agencies (1)

  • Tennessee Board of Equalization, Nashville

Federal Judicial Chambers (12)

  • Judge Christopher R. Cooper, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Washington
  • Judge Marcia Morales Howard, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville
  • Judge Sara L. Ellis, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago,
  • Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, Buffalo
  • Judge Norra Barry Fischer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  • Judge Joe Brown, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville
  • Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville (2)
  • Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern, 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
  • Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler
  • Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston

State Judicial Chambers (5)

  • Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, Atlanta
  • Judge Margret G. Robb, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Indianapolis,
  • Judge Jeff Weill Sr., Circuit Court of Hinds County, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Judge Robert P. Coleman, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
  • Judge Barry Brown, Sumner County Juvenile Court, Gallatin, Tennessee

U.S. Attorney’s Offices (8)

  • District of Arizona, Phoenix
  • District of Columbia, Washington
  • Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta
  • Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn (2)
  • Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville (2)
  • Northern District of Texas, Dallas

State Attorneys’ Offices (3)

  • Office of the Attorney General for the State of Alabama, Montgomery
  • Office of the Attorney General for the State of Tennessee, Nashville
  • Office of the Governor of Illinois, Chicago

Public Defenders’ Offices (2)

  • Augusta Office of the Public Defender, Georgia
  • Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville (2)

District Attorneys’ Offices (3)

  • Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, California
  • Office of the District Attorney in the York County Superior Court, Alfred, Maine
  • Office of the District Attorney for the State of Tennessee, Nashville

City Attorneys’ Offices (2)

  • Chicago Department of Law, Illinois
  • Metropolitan Nashville Department of Law, Tennessee

Nonprofit Organizations (4)

  • American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Beacon Center, Nashville
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Durham
  • Mental Hygiene Legal Services, New York, New York

Corporate (2)

  • Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club, Office of General Counsel, Glendale
  • Lianlian Pay Inc., Hangzhou, China

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