The LPP Program takes advantage of its location in Washington, D.C. to help place students in federal and local government agencies, on Capitol Hill, at nonprofit organizations, and for judges, law firms or corporations. Through their externships, LPP students gain hands-on experience in the processes by which public policy is formulated in our nation’s capitol.

Capitol Hill and Political Externships

  • Republican Governors Association
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • U.S. House Budget Committee
  • U.S. Representative Robert Andrews
  • U.S. Representative Frank Kratovil
  • White House Domestic Policy Council
  • House Judiciary Committee

Government Externships

  • D.C. Public Schools, Urban Education Leaders
  • Internship Program, Office of the Chancellor
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
  • U.S. Coast Guard Office of Maritime & International Law
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Hatch Act Unit
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Community Relations Service
  • U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control D.C. Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission
  • District of Columbia Public Schools

Judicial Externships

  • Executive Office for Immigration Review, Headquarters Immigration Court
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • The Honorable John Ramsey Johnson
  • The Honorable Judith N. Macaluso
  • The Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. Magistrate Judge William G. Connelly
  • Judicial Intern for Judge Mott, Civil Division, D.C. Superior Court
  • Judicial Intern for Judge Ramsey Johnson, Civil Division, D.C. Superior Court
  • Clerked for the Honorable Patricia A. Broderick, Family Division, D.C. Superior Court
  • Judicial Intern, Judge Dayson, D.C. Superior Court

Law Firms, Corporations and Non-Profit Organizations

  • ABA Governmental Affairs Office
  • American Council of Trustees and Alumni
  • Americans United for Life
  • Bromberg Law & Associates
  • Center for Law and Education
  • D.C. Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
  • Fair Vote
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
  • National Geographic Channel
  • Service Employees International Union
  • SmithBucklin Corporation
  • Women Empowered Against Violence
  • World Organization for Human Rights
  • USAFair Vote: The Center for Voting and Democracy
  • Americans United for Life
  • Service Employees International Union, Office of General Counsel
  • World Bank Anti-Corruption Team
  • M.C. Thomas and Associates PC
  • Legal Aid Society New Orleans
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymore & Pease
  • Vera Institute for Justice
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Public Defenders

  • Fairfax County Public Defender Office
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Prince George’s County
  • Montgomery County Public Defender
  • D.C. Public Defender Service, Juvenile Services Program

Legal Clinics

Some LPP students fulfill one of the two externship requirements for the certificate by enrolling in one of CUA's fine clinical programs, which allow students to provide direct services to indigent people and to appear in court. These include:

  • Families and the Law Clinic
  • Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic
  • Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • D.C. Law Students in Court: Criminal/Juvenile Division Clinic