Legislative Externships

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Legislative externships introduce students to the skill of legislative drafting, the legislative process involved in a bill becoming law, and the political realities of introducing bills and lobbying their passage

Placement: Students are placed with elected lawyer members of the Utah House or Senate or with private non-profit organizations that propose or comment upon local legislation.

During Fall Semester, students may work with supervising organizations or elected officials researching and drafting legislation for introduction to the Utah State Legislature.

During the Spring Semester, while the legislature is in session, students may work with the supervising organization or legislator following the bill through the process and assisting in amending or otherwise acting to have the bill become law.