Monday, May 16, 2011

Brooklyn Law School Launches Military Externship Program

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.


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