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
  • MidFirst Bank
  • St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma City)
  • Glia Group/Bankersonline.com
  • OBA General Counsel’s Office
  • BancInsure
  • Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
  • Bank7
  • Devon Energy
  • AT&T
  • Chaparrel Energy, LLC

Government Practice Externship (4 Credits)

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Office of the Governor
  • Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office – General Counsel Section
  • Oklahoma City/County Health Department
  • Oklahoma City Municipal Counselor’s Office
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • Public Utilities: Oil and Gas and Administrative Proceedings
  • Oklahoma Department of Agriculture
  • Oklahoma Department of Corrections
  • Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services – Child Enforcement Division
  • Oklahoma Department of Labor
  • Oklahoma Department of Securities
  • Oklahoma Ethics Commission
  • Oklahoma Health Care Authority
  • Oklahoma House of Representatives
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department
  • Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission
  • Public Employees Retirement Board
  • U.S. Air Force JAG
  • U.S. Army JAG

 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
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Western District of Oklahoma

Litigation Practice Externship (2 Credits)

  • Federal Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • Federal Public Defender’s Office
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office – Criminal Appeals and Litigation Sections
  • Oklahoma Bar Association General Counsel
  • Oklahoma County District ATtorney Juvenile Division and Downtown (both criminal and civil)
  • Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office – Juvenile Division and Downtown
  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
  • Senior Law Resource Center
  • Trinity Legal Services
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps
  • U.S Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Native American Externship (2 Credits)

  • Apache Tribal Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
  • Tribal Judges and Tribal Prosecutors
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma

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