Externships

Placements

Advocacy Placements
  • Legislative
    • Supervising Attorney: Variable

    Legislative Advocacy is a new placement focused toward communication with lobbyists and organizations in an effort to change Indiana law for the benefit of our state. The Legislative Advocacy placement analyzes legislation, suggests laws for issues currently not listed under Indiana law, and works with a variety of not for profit organizations to advance their legislative agendas. A student placed in the Legislative Advocacy placement would work closely with and under supervision of a Supervising Attorney at one or more organizations. Participating organizations have included the Indiana Coalition on Housing and Homeless Issues, Improving Kids' Environment, Department for Workforce Development, Inc., the Energy Policy Initiative, Indiana University, Purdue University, and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.

Elected Offices
  • Office of the Governor
    • URL: http://www.in.gov/gov/
    • Supervising Attorney: Mark Ahearn, General Counsel; Supervising Attorney: Steven Simcox, Assistant General Counsel

    The Governor's Chief Counsel and legal staff provide legal advice to the Governor of Indiana. They interact with the Attorney General and his staff, general counsel and legal staff of state agencies, and outside counsel. Major areas of legal research would include state and federal constitutional issues, tax, health, education, insurance, welfare, and environmental regulation. An extern to this office would assist the Chief Counsel and the Governor's legal staff in researching legal and policy issues, surveying potential and proposed legislation, and assisting in the development of public policy statements.

  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor
    • URL: http://www.in.gov/lg/
    • Supervising Attorney: Kyleen Welling, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

    An extern to this Office would provide legal research and support to the General Counsel for the Lieutenant Governor and the offices under the auspices of the Lieutenant Governor: Office of Tourism Development, Energy Group, Office of Rural Affairs, and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

  • Attorney General's Office, Advisory Division

    The Advisory Division is responsible for guiding officials in their efforts to understand specific state statutes, policies and procedures, thus, enabling elected officials to do their best while making intelligent, well-considered decisions. Large state agencies and individual officials alike depend on the Advisory Division's counsel for their expertise. An extern assigned to this Division would assist in the publishing of official opinions related to significant state issues. During official sessions of Indiana's General Assembly (spring only) externs might have the opportunity to staff legislative committee meetings, prepare legislative liaison for meetings and negotiations, and read and comment on proposed legislation. Please be advised, however, that the Advisory Division does not make or recommend policy.

  • Attorney General's Office, Appeals Division

    The Appeals Division addresses criminal and civil appeals. An extern assigned to the Appeals Division would assist Deputy Attorneys General represent the State by reviewing trial records and preparing written pleadings and briefs. Externs may also have the opportunity to observe an oral argument before a state or federal Court of Appeal.

  • Attorney General's Office, Litigation Division

    Lawyers in the Litigation Division handle litigation between a wide variety of state administrative agencies. Primary substantive areas of litigation include environmental law, employment rights and civil rights. Legal externs to this office will assist Deputy Attorneys General with discovery, legal strategy and drafting, and case screening and analysis.

  • Attorney General's Office, Consumer Services Division

    The Consumer Services and Protection Division is responsible for investigating and prosecuting complaints against licensed health care practitioners and other licensed professionals. The Division also handles issues arising from patient abuse, human trafficking, and violations of Indiana’s Deceptive Consumer Sales Act, including extensive consumer education and outreach programs. An extern to this office would assist Deputy Attorneys General with prosecuting consumer complaints against individuals and companies as well as providing legal analysis of proposed legislation.

  • Attorney General's Office, Solicitor General

    Created in 2005, Indiana's first solicitor general's responsibilities include handling cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. An extern to this placement would assist the solicitor general in comprehensive legal and policy research. Writing responsibilities would include legal memoranda and correspondence with other state solicitor generals concerning coordinating state issue legal policy.

  • Attorney General's Office, Tax and Revenue Division

    The lawyers on the Revenue Division represent the Indiana Department of Revenue in the enforcement of Indiana’s tax laws and effort to collect state taxes due. Externs to this office will have the opportunity to assist Deputy Attorneys General with discovery, financial analysis of tax disputes, case management strategy, tax appeals, as well as local government budget review and bankruptcy matters. Externs to the Revenue Division will also have the opportunity to assist in the criminal prosecution of taxpayers who have evaded or stolen Indiana taxes.

  • Department of Education

    The Department of Education implements state statutes concerning public education in the state of Indiana, implements policies and procedures established by the State Board of Education, conduct analytical research to assist the State Board of Education in setting public education policies for the state, and to provide technical assistance to Indiana's public schools. A legal extern at the Department would work under the supervision of the General Counsel to the Department. The extern would have the opportunity to research legal issues affecting public education in the state of Indiana and assist in the preparation and representation of the Indiana Department of Education in administrative hearings, litigation, and other legal matters involving the Department.

  • Secretary of State's Office
    • URL: http://www.in.gov/sos/
    • Supervising Attorney: Jeff Bush, Chief Deputy Commissioner; Supervising Attorney: Carol Mihalik, Senior Counsel

    Externs to this Office will work with attorneys within several divisions including, the UCC Division (handles the filings required under Title 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code), the Corporations Division (clearinghouse of corporate and other business entity information), the General Counsel's Office (employment law, contract law, election and recount/contest law, laws regulating notary publics and public officers, administrative law and governmental ethics), and the Securities Division (investigation and enforcement proceedings).

Executive Branch Agencies and Offices
  • Bureau of Motor Vehicles

    The Bureau of Motor Vehicles administers the laws concerning driver's licenses, plates, vehicle titles, and dealer services in the state of Indiana. An extern to this office will work with the Chief Legal Counsel and a staff of three lawyers on legal issues concerning the Bureau and new and proposed legislation impacting the Bureau's work.

  • Civil Rights Commission

    Externs for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission will have opportunities to work with the Commission's lawyers in the areas of civil rights, education, public accommodation, and housing. Externs will rotate through all of the units of the Civil Rights Commission during the course of the externship.

  • Department of Agriculture

    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) supports growth in Indiana agriculture by serving as an advocate at the local, state and federal level; defining and nurturing economic opportunity in the food, fuel and fiber sectors; and enhancing the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land. An extern placed at this office will assist the Leadership and Operations Team of Lt. Governor Rebecca Skillman. By devoting time working to better the ISDA's three strategies and nine initiatives, an extern will aid in the effort on a legislative or advocacy level.

  • Department of Child Services

    The Indiana Department of Child Services protects children from abuse and neglect by partnering families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes. Established in 2005, the main administrative offices for the Department are in Indiana Government Center South. However, most PLSG students are placed in the Marion County Regional Office, located at 4150 Keystone Avenue. A student placement placed with the Department of Child Services will work under the supervision of his or her Supervising Attorneys in reviewing cases set for trial on a variety of related issues including child support, termination of parental rights, and adoption.

  • Department of Correction
    • URL: http://www.in.gov/idoc/
    • Supervising Attorney: Robert Bugher, Director, Legal Counsel; Supervising Attorney: Michael Barnes, Staff Attorney

    Indiana's Department of Correction is essentially the landlord of about 18,000 inmate/tenants. One of the state's largest agencies, with almost 8,000 employees, the Department of Correction is charged with the mission of protecting the public by incarcerating offenders, preparing virtually all offenders for community release, while complying with all constitutional, legislative, judicial and executive mandates, and facilitating community services development to decrease commitments of adults and juveniles. The Department's Legal Services/Internal Audits Division is responsible for providing legal representation to the Department, conducting internal affairs investigations within the Department, and communicating the Department's needs and concerns to Indiana lawmakers. A legal extern to the Department of Correction would work with the four to five attorneys in the Legal Services Division with myriad legal issues involving civil rights cases, rulemaking, and employment issues.

  • Department of Environmental Management

    The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) serves as the legal advisor for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The office's attorneys represent the Agency in administrative hearings and in the creation and enforcement of environmental regulations. An intern with IDEM's Office of Legal Counsel would be able to assist IDEM attorneys in researching environmental law issues, preparing arguments for administrative hearings before the Office of Environmental Adjudication, and participating in IDEM's rulemaking initiatives.

  • Department of Homeland Security
    • URL: http://www.in.gov/dhs/
    • Supervising Attorney: Mara Snyder, General Counsel; Supervising Attorney: Brad Gavin, Legal Counsel; Supervising Attorney: Allison Karns, General Counsel

    SEMA, DFBS, and PSTI are agencies with an $11 million budget and 260 employees, united under a common Executive Director. Their charge includes all areas of public safety other than law enforcement. An extern with the Office of General Counsel and the Office of the Administrative Law judge would assist in advising the agency and members of the Fire Protection and Building Safety Commission (FPBSC), Emergency Medical Services Commission (EMSC), Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC), and the PSTI Board of Directors on duties and options under state and federal law. Other possible areas of work for an extern with these agencies include drafting memoranda of understanding, contracts, and action letters for the Executive Director and staff, assisting in commenting to legislation and drafting rules, assisting agency counsel in administrative hearings before the EMSC and the FPBSC, and researching and writing in areas such as employment law, contracts, and ethics. An extern with the Fire Marshal's Counsel would assist in providing legal advice to the State Fire Marshal and the Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education, assisting in administrative hearings, and researching in the legal areas outlined above.

  • Department of Insurance - Consumer Protection Unit (Enforcement Unit)

    The Indiana Department of Insurance protects Indiana's insurance consumers by monitoring and regulating the financial and market conduct activities of insurance companies and agents and oversees the administration of the dedicated funds entrusted to the Department by the Indiana General Assembly.

    The Consumer Protection Unit within the Department of Insurance deals with the resolution of direct consumer complaints, unfair trade allegations among companies, Title 27 compliance matters and adjudication. Regulated entities include life and health; property and casualty insurance. Complaints and compliance matters are resolved via investigation, communications, meetings, or, if necessary, administrative litigation. A law student extern with this unit would help agency counsel address legal matters confroning CPU. Topics and issues that arise in CPU include: sale of unauthorized health products by unauthorized entities (possible Ponzi schemes), agent misrepresentation, and misappropriation; sale of unsuitable annuity products to more vulnerable seniors; review or participation in market conduct examinations, market analysis, and viatical settlements; assist in the administrative actions against insurers and insurance producers; review consumer complaints.

  • Department of Insurance - Legal Division

    The Indiana Department of Insurance protects Indiana's insurance consumers by monitoring and regulating the financial and market conduct activities of insurance companies and agents and oversees the administration of the dedicated funds entrusted to the Department by the Indiana General Assembly.

    The division's primary responsibility is handling claims for excess damages filed against the Indiana Patient's Compensation Fund (catastrophic fund for medical malpractice claims) See Ind. Code 34-18. Am extern to this division will have the opportunity to assist with review of cases and attend mediations, depositions and hearings. The legal division also provides legal support to the other divisions within the legislation affecting insurance

  • Department of Labor

    The Department of Labor works to advance the safety, health, and prosperity of Indiana citizens in the workplace. The Department administers safety and health regulations, state wage and hour laws, child labor laws, and underground coal safety. A student placed at the Department of Labor would work with lawyers within the Department of Labor in a variety of enforcement and administrative legal matters.

  • Department of Local Government Finance

    The Department of Local Government Finance was created by Indiana's General Assembly to help the taxpayers and the state adjust to the new property tax and assessment scheme in the wake of the Town of St. John decisions of the Indiana Supreme Court. The DLGF provides assistance to local taxing authorities, oversees more than 2,000 taxing authorities in the state and assists local governments through the annual budget certification process. An extern at this placement would work with the Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel to provide legal support and analysis for myriad tax policy issues facing the state.

  • Department of Natural Resources

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources manages and regulates Indiana's natural, cultural, and recreational resources. Some of DNR's Divisions include: Fish and Wildlife, Historic Preservation and Archeology, Law Enforcement, Oil and Gas, Outdoor Recreation, Nature Preserves, Water, Reclamation, Forestry, and State, Parks and Reservoirs. All of the DNR Divisions rely on the agency's staff of four lawyers for legal advice, rule drafting, defending DNR at administrative hearings, and other legal projects and initiatives. An extern with DNR would work with natural resources law and environmental law primarily on the state level but will be called upon to research applicable federal law. Specifically, some of the extern's responsibilities include providing legal analysis and assistance to the staff attorneys, drafting pleadings, researching and interpreting the law, preparing draft legal opinions, assisting in the preparation for the attending administrative proceedings.

  • Department of Revenue

    The Department of Revenue administers the tax laws of the state of Indiana. An extern to this office would work in an office of approximately 20 attorneys on myriad tax issues, including the appeals process from an original protest to the Indiana Tax Court and inheritance tax transfers. Law students with CPA and tax experience preferred.

  • Department of Transportation

    The Department of Transportation has jurisdiction over state roads, interstates, and U.S. Routes within Indiana. The Legal Division of INDOT is charged with the responsibility of serving as legal counsel for the department. Specifically, the Legal Division's responsibilities include: providing legal advice and assistance to the divisions and districts within the agency, investigating the legality of agency actions and validity of public complaints, drafting proposed legislation and administrative rules, researching and interpreting the law, preparing legal opinions, attending and testifying at legislative committee hearings and performing related duties. An legal extern with INDOT would be able to avail himself or herself of the opportunity to work within an agency with over 5,000 employees and a one billion dollar annual budget and with a group of approximately five attorneys who are responsible for providing legal counsel to INDOT.

  • Department of Workforce Development
    • URL: http://www.in.gov/dwd/
    • Supervising Attorney: Jeffrey Gill, General Counsel; Supervising Attorney: Robert Robisch, Associate General Counsel; Supervising Attorney: Robert Hooker, Staff Attorney

    Indiana's Department of Workforce Development administers Indiana's unemployment insurance program, channels federal funds for job training, education and technical training, and gathers labor market information for the state of Indiana. Students may apply for a traditional legal externship or for an opportunity to be a student administrative law judge at the DWD. After an intensive three day training and opportunities to observe unemployment insurance administrative hearings before sitting ALJs, students accepted as student ALJs will begin their work hearing, deciding, and writing opinions of unemployment insurance cases. Students serving as student ALJs for the Spring and Fall semesters should plan to conduct between 3-6 cases a week. Student ALJs will work under the supervision and guidance of the Department’s General Counsel, Deputy Commissioner for Employment Growth, and Chief Administrative Law Judge. Students may also apply for a traditional legal externship with DWD. An extern for DWD will be able to work on legal aspects of DWD's statutory mandates, assist with administrative hearings, and work on special legal initiatives of the Office of Workforce Development. The extern's supervisor would be DWD's Chief Legal Counsel and the extern would also work with one or more of DWD's five full-time lawyers.

  • Family and Social Services Administration

    The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) provides services to families who have issues associated with low income, mental illness, addiction, mental retardation, disability, aging, and children who are at risk for healthy development. The Office of General Counsel, comprised of approximately fourteen (14) attorneys, advises the Family and Social Services Administration on a variety of legal issues. An FSSA extern would be afforded the opportunity to assist researching those issues, work on administrative appeals and to assist with the host of day-to-day activities with the Office of General Counsel.

  • Gaming Commission

    The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) is responsible for investigating, licensing, and regulating Indiana’s casinos and charity gaming operations. The IGC monitors compliance of over 10,000 licensees in order to ensure the integrity of gaming in Indiana. Through the Division of Gaming Agents, the IGC maintains a presence at Indiana’s thirteen casinos and polices the casinos for criminal activity as well as regulatory violations. The IGC also regulates boxing and mixed martial arts through its Athletic Division. An extern for the IGC would work with the Legal Division, which performs both substantive functions in the pursuit of the Commission’s regulatory mandates and support functions in the role of corporate counsel for the agency. Under the supervision of an attorney, an extern may assist with disciplinary actions, draft rules and assist with promulgation, and conduct research on current regulatory issues facing the casinos, charity gaming organizations, and boxing/mixed martial arts in Indiana. The extern will also be expected to assist in the support functions of the division including contract drafting, employee ethics, and research relating to current litigation or internal policies.

  • Hoosier Lottery

    An extern placed at the Hoosier Lottery would work with legal counsel in the management of legal affairs of the Lottery including, but no limited to: litigation, contracts, and administrative proceedings.

  • Horse Racing Commission

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is responsible for ensuring that pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Indiana is conducted with the highest of standards and the greatest level of integrity. An extern will work with the commission’s in-house legal counsel on everything from the administrative rule-making and complaint process to more generalized in-house counsel work. The specific responsibilities of the legal staff include assisting with licensing more than 9,000 people involved in horse racing at Hoosier Park, Indiana Downs and off-track betting sites in Indiana; monitoring compliance of licensees; determining when disciplinary actions are appropriate; and processing public records requests. The legal staff also is involved with rule making, contract drafting and responding to general questions regarding commission practices. The extern can expect to perform legal research on a variety of issues relating to administrative law and/or horse racing. The extern also is encouraged to attend commission meetings.

    The person who is selected for this externship must be eligible for licensure by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

    The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) addresses a wide range of legal issues including administrative law matters, rule promulgation, and contracts for thirty eight (38) boards and commissions housed with IPLA including, among others, the Medical Licensing Board and the Indiana Real Estate Commission. An extern to this placement would work directly with the Chief legal Counsel for the IPLA and one staff attorney. The extern would also support the Deputy Director and Chief Legal Counsel in their capacities as legislative liaisons for the Governor’s Office and the General Assembly. The position is structured for individuals seeking to practice in public administration, government regulation, or in any legislative capacity.

  • Office of Environmental Adjudication

    The Office of Environmental Adjudication is the final administrative forum for appeals from enforcement and permitting decisions of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Externs would work as law clerks to the two administrative law judges and, in that capacity, would provide legal research, write draft findings of fact and conclusions of law, and work on special legal initiatives of the OEA.

  • Office of Management and Budget/Indiana Finance Authority

    The Office of Management and Budget is the fiscal policy analyst and budget administrator for the Office of the Governor. The Indiana Finance Authority oversees state-related debt issuance and management, is the state's primary intermediary for financial and capital markets, and helps facilitate business investment in Indiana. An PLSG student in this office will provide legal analysis and research concerning tax and fiscal policy issues, will work with the various bond and debt instruments and agreements, and help provide general legal opinions to the general counsels of the two agencies on a wide array of issues. The type of work that an student can expect to perform will involve many diverse concepts and areas of law and policy, but will generally relate to tax and fiscal policy, and debt management.

  • Office of the Inspector General/Ethics Commission
    • URL: http://www.in.gov/ig/
    • Supervising Attorney: David O. Thomas, Esq., Inspector General of the State of Indiana

    Established by Governor Daniels on January 10, 2005, the Office of the Inspector General investigates fraud, waste, and criminal activity in state government. An extern to this office would work under the supervision of the Inspector General. externship work would include assisting in legal research and investigations concerning criminal offenses, ethics code violations, and efficiency standards.

    The Indiana Ethics Commission seeks to promote ethical conduct of officers and employees in the executive and administrative branch of state government. In doing so, the Commission administers the Code of Ethics for the Conduct of State Business, receives and investigates complaints of ethical violations, recommends legislation and rules, and issues official advisory opinions. An Ethics Commission extern would have the opportunity to assist the Commission staff with legal aspects of the Commission's activities as well as other special Commission projects.

  • Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

    The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor represents Indiana citizens at both the state and federal levels regarding utility ratemaking and consumer protection for the provision of electric, water, sewage, telecommunication, and natural gas utility services. An extern with this Agency will work closely with experienced lawyers in performing legal research on all aspects of regulation of utilities, participate in the preparation of appellate briefs, perform research and participate in issues concerning a more competitive and less regulated utility environment as well as general research regarding the regulation of all types of utilities and consumer protections for utility customers. These tasks would relate to the OUCC's representation of Indiana utility customers before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and also before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • Public Access Counselor's Office

    The Public Access Counselor's (PAC) Office provides advice, assistance and education to all persons (the public, media and government) on the state's access laws--most notably, the Indiana Open Door Law and the Access to Public Records Act. This is a unique opportunity for an extern in that the extern will be working directly for the Public Access Counselor. An extern will be assigned tasks such as performing research, drafting opinions and assisting in the development of educational materials.

  • State Board of Accounts

    Description forthcoming.

  • State Department of Health

    The Indiana State Department of Health's externship provides students with the opportunity to work with staff attorneys on issues involving the regulation and licensing of long term care facilities, i.e., nursing homes. Legal externs will learn administrative procedure under the Administrative Orders and Procedures Act, as well as the internal procedures at the Indiana State Department of Health. Externs will have the opportunity to prepare citations and licensure actions, emergency orders and related legal documents, research and draft responses to requests for internal legal advice from departmental staff on health law issues and research legal issues for the staff attorneys for specific cases. externs may also assist in the preparation of witnesses and exhibits for hearings. Externs are invited to observe administrative hearings and proceedings attended by staff attorneys.

    The Indiana State Department of Health externship gives participating students an opportunity to become directly involved in health policy development for Indiana by analyzing laws, regulations, and ordinances that promote public health and safety. Externs will have the opportunity to edit and review grant applications, develop and propose curriculum to educate attorneys and local boards of health on legal public health competencies, coordinate health law seminars, conduct legal research on health issues, and review/update manuals and laws used by Local Health Departments. Students will also have the chance to assess and report on the performance of the Department on the essential public health services by reviewing reports, studies, and surveys that have been conducted. Additionally, externs will be given the opportunity to meet with several Directors, Attorneys, and Commissioners to learn about the internal procedure within the department, as well as attend hearings on licensure actions, citiation cases, children's cases, and HIPAA.

  • State Personnel Department

    The Bureau of Motor Vehicles administers the laws concerning driver's licenses, plates, vehicle titles, and dealer services in the state of Indiana. An extern to this office will work with the Chief Legal Counsel and a staff of three lawyers on legal issues concerning the Bureau and new and proposed legislation impacting the Bureau's work.

  • Utility Regulatory Commission

    An extern to the General Counsel Division of the IURC will work with the Executive Director for Governmental Affairs (as opposed to the Chairman) on legislative matters, have the opportunity to attend and observe formal administrative hearings, and assist with drafting orders. Legal issues will generally center on employment law, utility law, and administrative law. During a legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly, an extern would be able to analyze, monitor, and draft legislation as directed by the IURC Chairman. Other opportunities may include drafting administrative rules and participating in the administrative rulemaking process, drafting contracts, and monitoring IURC orders for consistency and accuracy.

Other State Government Placements
  • Criminal Justice Institute, Legal Staff Division

    An extern to this office would work directly with the General Counsel for the Criminal Justice Institute. The Institute, a state agency funded primarily with federal dollars, provides services to vicitms and community outreach on issues such as Drugs and Crime, Traffic Safety, Youth Programs, and other important policy issues.

  • Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education

    Description Forthcoming

  • Indiana Economic Development Corporation

    An extern assigned to this placement will have an excellent opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process as it affects commercial and agricultural regulation by Indiana's state government. In addition, the extern will also assist the General Counsel with researching myriad legal issues, preparing legal arguments for administrative hearings, and addressing the legal issues arising out of public meetings.

  • Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

    Description forthcoming.

  • Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services

    Lawyers for Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services handle cases involving disability rights for individuals across the state.  Primary substantive areas include: abuse and neglect allegations, special education, the ADA and Fair Housing Act, vocational rehabilitation services, assistive technology, social security benefits, and voting rights issues.  An extern to this placement would work directly with the Legal Director for IPAS to support systemic disability rights projects.

  • Indiana State Board of Animal Health

    The eleven member Indiana State Board of Animal Health (IBOAH) exists to protect public health by controlling spread of animal diseases, protecting wild domestic animals, running animal facility inspection programs, and navigating Indiana’s response to proposed federal regulation of livestock, poultry, and dairy production. Legal externs to IBOAH will assist board lawyers in policy drafting, legal analysis of proposed legislation, and alignment of federal and state regulatory programs.

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

    Legal externs for the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association will assist Association's General Counsel in addressing legal issues that arise during sessions of the Indiana General Assembly.

  • Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC)

    Description forthcoming.

  • Legislative Services Agency

    The Legislative Services Agency assists Indiana General Assembly members in drafting and revising pending and existing legislation. PLSG externs at LSA work with the office's attorneys on code revision and legislative drafting. The Spring semester seems to provide a more diverse set of experiences for the PLSG externs due to the fact that the General Assembly is in session at that time. Because General Assembly committee days are on Wednesdays, interested students should strongly consider scheduling Wednesdays as their placement days for a PLSG placement at LSA.

  • Teachers' Retirement Fund

    An extern to this placement would have the opportunity to engage in necessary research and writing concerning revisions and updates to the Fund's administrative code regulations, found at IAC 550. The fund currently has over $8 billion in assets and the ongoing rule revisions would involve the extern in the rule promulgation process, as well as legal research into best practices, critical thinking, rule drafting, and coordination between state pension law, state investment law (e.g.,the "Prudent Investor" standard), IRS regulations, and the Indiana Administrative Code.

  • State Police

    The Indiana State Police work with state police districts throughout Indiana to identify and target the most significant criminal activities and address them. A student working with the legal department of the Indiana State Police reviews cases filed against the Indiana State Police, conducts research to support ongoing litigation and legislative matters, and observe hearings regarding criminal and civil suits.

  • House of Representatives Democratic Caucus

    This placement requires a full time commitment on behalf of the student, only a portion of which will apply toward law school credit through the Program on Law and State Government. Legal externs will work under the supervision of Caucus attorneys during the sessions of the Indiana General Assembly to research and draft responses to legal issues that arise during the legislative session, draft House Resolutions, and draft amendments to proposed legislation. Stipends are available through the General Assembly for the work not related to the Externship Course.

  • House of Representatives Republican Caucus

    This placement requires a full time commitment on behalf of the student, only a portion of which will apply toward law school credit through the Program on Law and State Government. Legal externs will work under the supervision of Caucus attorneys during the sessions of the Indiana General Assembly to research and draft responses to legal issues that arise during the legislative session, draft House Resolutions, and draft amendments to proposed legislation. Stipends are available through the General Assembly for the work not related to the Externship Course.

  • Senate Democratic Caucus

    This placement requires a full time commitment on behalf of the student, only a portion of which will apply toward law school credit through the Program on Law and State Government. Legal externs will work under the supervision of Caucus attorneys during the sessions of the Indiana General Assembly to research and draft responses to legal issues that arise during the legislative session, draft Senate Resolutions, and draft amendments to proposed legislation. Stipends are available through the General Assembly for the work not related to the Externship Course.

  • Senate Republican Caucus

    This placement requires a full time commitment on behalf of the student, only a portion of which will apply toward law school credit through the Program on Law and State Government. Legal externs will work under the supervision of Caucus attorneys during the sessions of the Indiana General Assembly to research and draft responses to legal issues that arise during the legislative session, draft Senate Resolutions, and draft amendments to proposed legislation. Stipends are available through the General Assembly for the work not related to the Externship Course.