Peter A Allard School of Law

Corporate Counsel Externship

Students enrolled in the Norton Rose Fulbright 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 2024 Term
September 9, 2024 to December 6, 2024
(Excluding Mid-Term Break: November 12 - 13 and any applicable holidays)

Spring 2025 Term
January 13, 2025 to April 8, 2025
(Excluding Reading Week: February 18-21 and any applicable holidays)

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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