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.
Law student Angela Jennings shares her experiences as an intern and extern at the Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office.
In September of 2010, I started working for marginalized and indigent criminal defendants as a student Intern for the Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office. In June of 2012, I had the opportunity to escalate my involvement in the office as an Extern. I am not only gaining valuable experience, but actively assisting in life-changing and policy-changing litigation as well.
I have interviewed over one thousand clients charged with felony crimes under Oklahoma law and participated in numerous preliminary hearings as an Intern.