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Semester in DC Program Spring Session Set With Wide Variety of Externship Placements

Posted on Friday 1/6/2017
Terry Turnipseed

The College of Law’s Semester in D.C. Program Spring session will begin on January 12 with 18 students participating in externship placements across the legal spectrum and throughout the greater Washington D.C. area. The Program combines intensive professional experience as part of a legal team with unique course work, including a bi-weekly guest lecturer, to develop an understanding of how lawyers function in our nation’s capital

The first weekly seminar will be held in the Pentagon, featuring Distinguished Guest Lecturer Joseph A. Rutigliano Jr. L’86, Branch Head, International & Operational Law Brand, Judge Advocate Division, U.S. Marine Corps.

“Civilians are not often able to gain entrance to the Pentagon. The DC Program and the College of Law thanks Mr. Rutigliano for hosting our group in this Washington landmark. It will be a great way to kick off another semester in the nation’s capital preparing our students for their legal careers in a highly practical manner,” said Terry L. Turnipseed, Director of the Semester in D.C. Program and Professor of Law.

Spring 2017 Externship Placements:

Federal Government

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of International Affairs

Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Policy and Licensing Division

U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of the General Counsel

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Gaming

U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of General Counsel, Employment and Labor Law Division


Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.

Electronic Discovery Institute

Center for American Progress

Capitol Hill 

House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff

Local Government

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia


The Honorable Dennis L. Phillips (L ’81), U.S. Administrative Law Judge, Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission

In-House Corporate Council


HBW Resources


Law Firms


Sanford Heisler LLP

Garfield Law Group LLP

Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.