Monday, May 16, 2011
Brooklyn Law School is adding something new to the world of externships—a military externship program. One plus is that students who enroll may gain a competitive advantage if they apply for a position in the highly selective JAG program. According to an article in the National Jurist:
The clinic includes several components. First, each student is assigned to represent the government in an area relating to military legal practice. During their internships, they are exposed to a wide variety of military legal topics, including preparing for military courts-martial, assisting active duty, dependents and retired military members with family law issues; and defending the government in medical malpractice cases.
The clinic also includes a weekly seminar where students receive formal lectures on federal and military civil and criminal practice.