Peter A Allard School of Law

Corporate Counsel Externship

Students enrolled in the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Corporate Counsel Externship are placed in the legal department of a business oriented organization on a part-time basis for one academic term. The program is composed of 7 credits in total. 5 credits are allocated to the experiential component (Law 379) and 2 credits are allocated to the academic component (Law 380).


The purpose of the Externship is to provide students with an opportunity to:

  • Learn directly from experienced corporate counsel in a supportive educational environment;
  • Apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom to practical legal and business matters in a particular industry;
  • Gain solicitor’s practice based experience in a supervised environment; and
  • Develop a deeper understanding of professional ethics and professional responsibility in practice. 

Placement Dates

Fall 2020 Term
September 8, 2020 to December 4, 2020
(excluding Mid-Term Break: November 9 & 10, 2020)

Spring 2021 Term
January 4, 2021 to April 1, 2021
(excluding Reading Week: February 16-19, 2021)

The Externship is designed for students to be at the organization for 16 hours per week. This is typically divided into 2 days per week, 8 hours per day. Therefore, students should plan their courses accordingly.

About the Externship 

This Externship is generously supported by:

Norton Rose Fulbright
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