Externship Programs

Oklahoma City University School of Law students can obtain academic credit while working under the guidance of field supervisors selected from the bar and judiciary. In some cases, these placements allow students to use an Oklahoma Limited License to appear in court. Externships also involve a classroom component to maximize the educational value of the field experience.

Professor Michael Mitchelson serves as Director of Externship Programs.

Corporate Counsel Externship (2 Credits)

  • American Bank Systems
  • INTEGRIS Health
  • Kirkpatrick Oil
  • Linn Energy
  • MidFirst Bank
  • St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City

Government Practice Externship (4 Credits)

  • Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General – General Counsel Section
  • Oklahoma City-County Health Department
  • Oklahoma City Municipal Counselor’s Office
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission – Public Utilities; Oil & Gas; Administrative Proceedings
  • Oklahoma Child Support Services, a Division of OKDHS
  • Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
  • Oklahoma Department of Labor
  • Oklahoma Department of Securities
  • Oklahoma Health Care Authority
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department
  • Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
  • Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement Board
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Oklahoma State House of Representatives
  • Oklahoma State Senate
  • US Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

 Judicial Externship (2 Credits)

  • Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
  • Oklahoma County District Court
  • The Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma
  • US District Court – Western District of Oklahoma
  • US Bankruptcy Court – Western District of Oklahoma

Litigation Practice Externship (2 Credits)

  • Federal Bar Association – Pro Bono Committee
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General – Criminal Appeals Section; Litigation Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association – Office of General Counsel
  • Oklahoma Bar Association – Office of Ethics Counsel
  • Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office - Juvenile Division; Downtown Office
  • Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office - Juvenile Division; Downtown Office
  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
  • Senior Law Resource Center
  • Trinity Legal Clinic
  • US Attorney’s Office – Western District of Oklahoma

Native American Externship (2 Credits)

  • Apache Tribal Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
  • Tribal Judges and Tribal Prosecutors
  • US Attorney’s Office - Western District of Oklahoma

To review the list of externship placement site options for certificate programs, please CLICK HERE.