Washington D.C. Program at a Glance


  • 35 hours per week, semester long externship in one of many Washington, D.C. placements (12 credits for fall and spring semesters, 5 credits for summer semester).
  • Washington Lawyer Seminar: Weekly seminar taught by Syracuse University College of Law Professor Terry L. Turnipseed (2 credits for fall and spring semesters, 1 credit for summer semester).
  • Weekly networking events with Washington, D.C. - based Syracuse University College of Law alumni and other Washington, D.C. practitioners.
  • Students work as part of a legal team, gaining real-world experience in the nation’s capital.
  • Substantial research paper focusing on federal regulation or a legislative topic/process.
  • Enrollment limited to 25 students per semester.