4 BYU law students spent a semester in Washington DC. They participated in BYU Law’s Inaugural Washington Center Externship Program. Jacob Crump and Associate Professor Aaron Nielson joined GMU to talk about the experience. The program is designed to provide students with an affordable means to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. to experience firsthand what it’s like to practice law on the hill.
The opportunity enables students to live in at prime location on Pennsylvania Avenue at a doable cost. The externs fully immersed themselves in the D.C. experience where they networked and attended Q&A sessions with Washington influencers such as business leaders, CIA and elected officials to elected officials to learn about career opportunities in D.C.
Three students – including Jacob – externed with Judge Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Another student worked with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the final student worked with U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch, with a focus on the Senate Judiciary Committee.