As a result of TU College of Law’s continued push for experiential learning opportunities, I was able to participate in a Summer Externship with Garrett Law Center, PLLC. I chose this firm in order to maximize my exposure to a variety of different legal fields and do so under the mentor ship of accomplished attorneys in each of these fields.
Summertime is precious to all law students. It is when we supplement our classroom knowledge with practical experience to prepare us for the “real world.” However, as a rising 3L graduating in December, I felt added pressure to maximize my learning and practice skills during these summer months. Externing at Garrett Law Center has helped me achieve this goal, while providing an invaluable experience.
It is a position some law students only dream of but for Andrew McMahon, pictured on the left, interning with the Attorney General of Ireland was not only a reality but also an experience unlike any other.
This past June, Andrew spent every weekday morning interning with the highest legal officer in Ireland where he was able to contribute on intern projects, draft reports and research legal issues concerning immigration and asylum. His background in both European Union law and business provided him a firm foundation upon which to excel in his internship with the Attorney General.
3L Christopher Garner discusses the important practical experience and skills he has gained as an extern for The Honorable Linda G. Morrissey, District Judge of the District Court of Tulsa County.
I began my externship with Judge Linda Morrissey at the beginning of this semester. I saw this opportunity listed on Symplicity and thought that it would be great to add to my resume. This experience has essentially been a practical lesson in civil procedure.
Along with being a student clinic intern, 2L Margo Shipley is also an extern at Domestic Violence Intervention Services. In this Q&A, she shares her experience and what she has learned.
How did you benefit from your externship, including the practical legal setting, course component and/or program overall?
Through my externship at DVIS, I gained knowledge and experience in the field of family law, particularly with regard to working with domestic violence victims.