University of Dayton School of Law

Externship Field Supervisor

Policies & Resources

Fostering Law Students' Transition into Lawyers

At the University of Dayton School of Law, we want students to seamlessly transition into their role as a lawyer, which is why every law student is required to take a practical experience course for credit in their final two semesters.  The Externship course provides a semester-long legal apprenticeship where students obtain significant practical experience in a legal setting and develop professional lawyering skills.  This experience is enhanced by opportunities for critical reflection where students establish and evaluate individual learning objectives and analyze their experience from a variety of perspectives.

This website will arm Externship Field Supervisors with information so that they can:

  1. Identify the course requirements and expectations.

  2. Adopt the dispositions of a mentor in their supervisory role. 

  3. Recognize professional responsibility issues that could impact a law student in an externship. 

  4. Provide opportunities for their externs to reach their learning objectives and develop practical lawyer competencies.

  5. Give regular and specific feedback to their extern. 

Contact                              

Denise Platfoot Lacey

Professor of Externships

University of Dayton School of Law

300 College Park

Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772

937-229-4634

Click here to email Professor Platfoot Lacey