Tagged: paid law school externships
The ABA’s House of Delegates will be debating and voting on whether law school students will be able to “earn while they learn,” i.e. earn a paycheck while pursuing their externship for credit. As we understand it, it was originally law school professors who insisted the externships be unpaid. Their concerns included ensuring the work was done to help the student learn instead of simply to benefit the employer and they also wanted to ensure an adequate supply of externship opportunities that may evaporate if compensation became required.
The House of Delegates will be debating this next Monday and Tuesday (August 8 and 9) and we’re hopeful this resolution will be passed.
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Sounds like the professors acted stupidly. Perhaps there should be a resolution that future professors have some previous experience in industry.
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