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					                                         EXTERNSHIP SITE LISTING

                                                Judicial Externship Sites


Judge Henry Boroff at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Worcester, MA)
This externship allows students to gain valuable exposure to different areas of bankruptcy law. Students improve legal research
and writing skills by working on a variety of assignments throughout the semester. In addition, students are given the
opportunity to observe courtroom proceedings.

Judge William Boyle @ Springfield District Court (Springfield, MA)
This externship enhances the students legal background by exposing them to the daily workings of a judge on the bench and to
courtroom proceedings. Students also research and write memoranda on different areas of the law, and may even interact with
attorneys appearing before the Court.

Judge Philip A. Contant @ Westfield District Court (Westfield, MA)
This externship enhances the students legal background by exposing them to the daily workings of a judge on the bench and to
courtroom proceedings. Students also research and write memoranda on different areas of the law, and may even interact with
attorneys appearing before the Court.

Justice Kenneth Cote @ Hoyoke District Court (Holyoke, MA)
This externship enhances the students legal background by exposing them to the daily workings of a judge on the bench and to
courtroom proceedings. Students also research and write memoranda on different areas of the law, and may even interact with
attorneys appearing before the Court.

Judge Judith Hard @ NY State Court of Claims (Albany, NY)
This externship allows students to research legal issues in preparation for trial, attend the trial, and assist in drafting the
decision; attend one or more days of prisoner pro se trials and assist in drafting the decisions; handle at least one motion,
focusing on a complex legal issue, and draft a proposed decision; and sit on conferences with attorneys that typically involve
resolving discovery disputes or attempting settlement of cases. The Court of Claims is a specialized trial level court and has
jurisdiction over claims seeking money damages against the State of New York and certain state entities.

Judge Mary E. Hurley @ Chicopee District Court (Chicopee, MA)
This externship enhances the students legal background by exposing them to the daily workings of a judge on the bench and to
courtroom proceedings. Students also research and write memoranda on different areas of the law, and may even interact with
attorneys appearing before the Court.

Justice Robert Kumor @ Holyoke District Court (Holyoke, MA)
This externship enhances the students legal background by exposing them to the daily workings of a judge on the bench and to
courtroom proceedings. Students also research and write memoranda on different areas of the law, and may even interact with
attorneys appearing before the Court.

Judge Joan Margolis @ United States District Court (New Haven, CT)
This externship allows students to conduct research and to write on a variety of issues, including drafting final decisions,
reports, and recommendations for different cases. In the past, students have researched and written memoranda regarding
appeals on denial of social security disability benefits, summary judgment motions, and motions for preliminary injunctions.
Students also sit in and observe hearings, trials, and meetings in chambers.

Judge Kenneth P. Neiman @ United States District Court (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to observe a variety of courtroom proceedings, and to learn the workings of the federal court
system by discussing issues with the judge and by observing lawyers in the courtroom. Students draft reports and
recommendations pertaining to a variety of motions pending before the Court.

Judge Patricia T. Poehler @ Palmer District Court (Palmer, MA)
This externship enhances the students legal background by exposing them to the daily workings of a judge on the bench and to
courtroom proceedings. Students also research and write memoranda on different areas of the law, and may even interact with
attorneys appearing before the Court.
Judge Michael Ponsor @ the U.S. District Court (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to conduct research and to write on a variety of issues, including drafting final decisions,
reports, and recommendations for different cases. In the past, students have researched and written memoranda regarding
appeals on denial of social security disability benefits, summary judgment motions, and motions for preliminary injunctions.
Students also sit in and observe hearings, trials, and meetings in chambers.

Judge Mary-Lou Rup @ Massachusetts Superior Court (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to write memoranda and work on other research tasks as assigned to them by the judge. In
addition, students observe courtroom proceedings and learn the workings of a courtroom.

Judge Barry Schaller @ the Connecticut Appellate Court (Hartford, CT)
This externship allows students to refine their research and writing skills by drafting judicial opinions. Students attend trial
court and appellate court sessions, and interact with judges and court personnel.

Judge Kent B. Smith @ the Massachusetts Appeals Court (Springfield, MA)
This externship provides a valuable student-judge experience. Students interact with the judge on a regular basis, and may
observe appellate proceedings. In addition, students discuss pending appellate cases with the judge and are assigned various
duties in connection with those cases.

Judge Dominic J. Squatrito @ U.S. District Court (Hartford, CT)
This externship allows students to conduct research and to write on a variety of issues, including drafting final decisions,
reports, and recommendations for different cases. In the past, students have researched and written memoranda regarding
appeals on denial of social security disability benefits, summary judgment motions, and motions for preliminary injunctions.
Students also sit in and observe hearings, trials, and meetings in chambers.

Judge Daniel Swords @ Hampden County Juvenile Court (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to observe courtroom procedure in issues dealing with juveniles, such as care and protection
and delinquency proceedings. Students not only have hands-on experience by researching and writing memoranda, but also by
observing the courtroom tactics of lawyers as they present their cases to the Court.

Office of the Clerk Magistrate, Civil Division (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to gain valuable experience in small claims court. Students serve as law clerks on some of the
more complicated small claim actions, add to the efficiency of the magistrate sessions in the courtrooms, and assist in the
office.




                                             Public Interest Externship Sites

American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
The ACLUF-CT is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union and is a private, non-profit organization that works to
promote and defend civil liberties in Connecticut through legal, legislative and public education programs. The ACLUF-CT
handles a broad range of constitutional cases in federal and state court including discrimination, free speech, religious freedom,
reproductive rights, post-9/11 issues, LGBT rights and privacy. The ACLUF-CT litigates individual and class action cases
through direct representation and the filing of amicus curiae briefs.

Attorney Bill Newman (Northampton, MA)
 Students will work on cases for the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, the Committee for Public Counsel Services and
other public interest projects.

Berkshire County District Attorney's Office (Pittsfield, MA)
This externship allows students to conduct research using computer and library skills. In addition, students write briefs and
attend court proceedings in criminal cases. Among the topics students may encounter are search and seizure, motor vehicle
offenses, hate crimes and sexual assault. Some of the research and writing may be done at the School of Law, but there will be
limited travel to Pittsfield, MA.

Center for Public Representation (Northampton, MA)
This externship exposes students to public interest law and cutting-edge law reform pertaining to improving services for
citizens with mental disabilities.
 City of Springfield Law Department (Springfield, MA)
The City will have two positions opening this spring for a unique hands-on litigation project in which students will have the
opportunity to work on a case from beginning to end. The chosen externs will assist City Attorneys: research case files,
conduct title searches, review probate cases, draft petitions and motion, and if 3:03 certified by March argue the cases prepared
in court. Students 3:03 certified before March will have the opportunity of prosecuting ticketed offenders on the City’s behalf.

Committee For Public Counsel Services (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to perform initial interviews of clients prior to arraignment. In addition, students will be able to
appear in court and present bail arguments, as well as argue motions before the court under the Massachusetts student practice
rule. Students also research and write motions.

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (Hartford, CT)
The Office of Public Hearings (OPH) at the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has an opportunity for a
law student to hone his/her research skills and to observe first hand public hearings (trials) adjudicated by the Human Rights
Referees (administrative law judges) dealing with cases regarding the anti-discrimination statutes (state and federal) and the
whistleblower retaliation statute. The extern has the opportunity of working directly with administrative law judges by:
assisting them with researching and briefing pertinent legal issues; presenting legal tutorials; observing trials; assisting with the
research and writing of final decisions; observing settlement negotiations; and assisting with the daily activities of OPH. The
extern will be privy to viewing motions, rulings and settlement agreements.

Connecticut Department of Public Health (Hartford, CT)
Students in this externship will gain "real world" clinical administrative experience where the primary activity of the Office
involves disciplinary action against licensed health care providers. Students do research and write inter-office memoranda. In
addition, students attend hearings of the Medical Board and Nursing Board. Students have many opportunities to observe
litigation styles and techniques, and in some instances, are able to participate.

Hampden County District Attorney (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to learn about the law by practicing it under the supervision of an experienced prosecutor.
Students will write legal memoranda, participate in arraignments and pretrial hearings, and argue motions under the
Massachusetts student practice rule.

Hampden Probate and Family Court (Springfield, MA)
Students will work with indigent and low-income litigants in family law matters including Divorce, Separate Support, Support,
Custody, Paternity, Custody/Support/Visitation and Guardianship of Minors matters. Spanish speaking ability a plus, but not
required. To be eligible for this externship, you must have taken Family Law or Divorce and the Family. The extern will also
have an opportunity to observe court hearings, including trials, motions, pretrial conferences and case management
conferences. During the externship, the student will choose a topic of interest in family law that he/she would like to research
further specifically regarding Massachusetts statutory and/or case law.

Internal Revenue Services - North Atlantic Region (East Hartford, CT)
This externship allows students to assist attorneys in the Chief Counsel’s Office by researching tax issues in preparation for
trial before the Tax Court of the United States and cases that are still within the examination division. In the past, students
have researched and written memoranda on various individual income tax, corporate tax, and estate and gift tax issues.

Law Offices of John P. McKenna P.C. (Springfield, MA)
Externs will work on all aspects of political asylum cases.

Lawyers Without Borders, Inc. (Hartford, CT)
This externship provides valuable experience for students interested in pursuing public-interest law, students interested in
international law and human rights; and students desiring to meet and work with other lawyers and judges on international
issues. Students will engage in legal research and writing regarding LWOB’s ongoing projects; research, write articles for, and
edit a newsletter that is distributed to the legal community and covers current events in international human rights issues; and
aid in fund-raising, grant-writing, and networking.

Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts (Worcester, MA)
The Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts (LACCM) is the civil legal aid program for Worcester County.
LACCM is dedicated to providing top-quality legal assistance for elders and low-income people. Our mission is to protect and
advance the legal rights of the disenfranchised in securing access to basic needs and challenging institutional barriers to social
and economic justice. Our legal interns utilize their skills to work directly with individual clients in areas of law such as
housing, public benefits, employment, healthcare access, domestic relations, elder law and immigration. Successful candidates
not only learn the substantive law of their assigned unit, but also gain the communication skills essential to zealous advocacy.
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (Springfield, MA)
Legal externs may be exposed to the following practice areas: consumer protection; municipal law; civil rights; criminal; civil
defensive litigation; and business and labor protection. Legal externs assist attorneys with in-depth legal research and writing,
including drafting motions and legal memoranda, and preparing cases for trial. Legal externs will have the opportunity to
participate, either actively or as an observer, in depositions, court appearances (accompanied by a supervising attorney), and in-
house continuing legal education trainings.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (Springfield, MA)
This externship allows students to conduct legal reviews and discovery work, including drafting and responding to
interrogatories and production of document requests. In addition, students draft various motions, interview clients, and appear
at depositions and courtroom procedures.

Massachusetts Department of Social Services Legal Department (Springfield, MA)
This externship deals extensively with a broad spectrum of child welfare issues including but not limited to: aspects of
custody, parentage determinations, adoptions, legalizations, guardianships, and litigation issues attendant to these issues.
Additionally, this externship allows an extern to observe the internal workings of a governmental law office. In addition,
students observe courtroom proceedings and appear in court to argue motions under the Massachusetts student practice rule.

Northwestern County District Attorney’s Office (Northampton, MA)
This externship allows students to learn about the law by writing legal memoranda, participating in arraignments and pretrial
hearings, and arguing motions under the Massachusetts student practice rule. In the past, students have interacted with police
officers, victims, and other legal professionals.

Office of the State's Attorney (Meriden, CT)
This externship exposes students to different areas of criminal law, including plea-bargaining, case-calling, and preparing and
trying felony cases. Students research and write on a variety of issues, and gain experience by watching courtroom
proceedings. Students who meet MA student practice rules are also eligible in CT and will participate in calling cases,
negotiating motor vehicle matters, and conduct arraignments.

Safe Passage (Northampton, MA)
This externship allows students to assist the staff attorney with contested child custody cases in Massachusetts Probate and
Family Court. Students write memoranda, brief new family-law court decisions, participate in the client intake and follow-up
processes, and participate in task force meetings.

Western Massachusetts Legal Services (Springfield, MA)
A student extern will work with the Litigation Director on research and writing projects related to class action suits, as well as
interesting substantive and legal questions related to the day to day WMLS caseload in the housing, benefits, employment,
family, and elder practices . The student will have the opportunity to attend hearings, settlement negotiations and depositions
related to the cases on which he or she is working. Most of the work may be done off site.

Western Massachusetts Legal Services (Springfield, MA)
There are two extern positions available at this site:
    1. Student extern will assist tenants in Housing Court eviction cases by advising tenants, participating in mediation, and
         appearing before the Housing Court to assist pro-se tenants in the presentation of their cases.
    2. Student extern will work with the Litigation Director on research and writing projects related to class action suits, as
         well as interesting substantive and legal questions related to the day to day WMLS caseload in the housing, benefits,
         employment, family, and elder practices . The student will have the opportunity to attend hearings, settlement
         negotiations and depositions related to the cases on which he or she is working. Most of the work may be done off
         site.
                                                Clinical Externship Sites


Employers Association of the North East (Agawam, MA)
 This externship allows students to research and draft memoranda for the membership on various legal issues and assist in the
development of legislative reform proposals to be filed with the Massachusetts legislature.

Nufern (East Granby, CT)
This externship allows students to gain experience in intellectual property law. Students research selected legal topics and
draft memoranda, participate in product clearance studies, draft trademark applications, draft patent applications, prosecute
trademark and patent applications before the USPTO, and review the work of outside counsel.




Qualifications for each externship site can be found on Symplicity at https://law-
wnec-csm.symplicity.com/students.

				
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