Our Semester-in-Practice programs allow students to study away from the law school in Carbondale while earning a full semester’s academic credit. Each program combines a substantial externship opportunity with courses related to a particular field of study.
Criminal Trial Practice Program
The Criminal Trial Practice Program focuses on criminal law and allows students the opportunity to work at the Missouri Public Defender’s Office in Jackson, Missouri, and the State's Attorney Office in Cook County, Illinois. Other locations may be available as well. For more information you may contact:
Health Law & Policy Program
The Health Law & Policy Program also offers students externship opportunities in Springfield, Illinois, with a focus on health law and policy. For more information you may contact:
Law and Government Program
The Law and Government Program offers students externship opportunities in Springfield, Illinois, the state capital, that focus on state and local governments. For more information you may contact:
Intellectual Property Program
The IP Semester in Practice (IPSIP) is an innovative program that gets students hands-on experience in the practice of intellectual property. The IPSIP program allows students to get academic credit for interning at a firm or organization anywhere in the U.S. -- or world, for that matter. So far, IPSIP students have spent their last semester in law school working in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Southern California, and Nashville. The student has the opportunity to find a placement that suits their interests, working in the part of the innovation or creative industries that interests them most.