Experiential Courses, Clinics, & Externships

At Syracuse Law, we understand the power of practical experience. Our focus is a curriculum with skills-building and hands-on experiential learning through innovative coursework as well as opportunities in trial advocacy, clinics, and externship programs boasting a wide range of placements and locations. Both in and out of the classroom, students will understand the functions of the legal system working with and as lawyers in a variety of legal settings. Learn how to interview and counsel clients, write briefs, draft documents, make opening statements, prepare cases, and so much more. You’ll graduate with the skills and experience you need to get ahead in the legal profession.

On campus or off, students have the opportunity to customize and maximize their experiential coursework to build up their resume and prepare for the job market. Our students have used the deep experience they gained at Syracuse Law to springboard into successful careers on Capitol Hill and at major law firms, solo start-ups, public advocacy groups, international banks, Hollywood studios, and beyond.


Explore the many opportunities available at Syracuse Law: