Legal Studies Internship Program

Legal studies students are encouraged to participate in the internship program as part of their curriculum. The program director and the legal studies student services coordinator help place students in an internship which aligns with their professional goals and interests. Students receive 3 semester hours of academic credit for the internship. In some cases, students may complete more than one internship for credit.

Internship Observation Requirements

Interns are required to observe certain facets of the legal profession. These observations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • An opening statement/closing argument
  • Jury selection
  • Direct/cross-examination of witnesses
  • Deposition
  • Reading of jury instructions

In addition, the intern must observe at least two of the following:

  • A client interview
  • A client meeting
  • Oral argument for the Alabama Supreme Court
  • A court hearing
  • An interoffice departmental meeting
  • Alternative dispute resolution process
  • A probate proceeding
  • A domestic relations proceeding
  • A title search
  • Bankruptcy Court proceedings

For more information concerning internship opportunities, please email the legal studies program Director at