Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

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Office of the Solicitor

U.S. Department of Labor


Location:  Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building, 1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 881
Cleveland, Ohio 44199

Credits Hours:  4 or 6 Credit Hours for Fall or Spring Term; 3 or 5 Credit Hours for Summer Term

Prerequisites:  RCC, minimum GPA 2.50 and completion of at least 29 credit hours.

Externship placement at the Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor.  The Solicitor’s Office serves as counsel to the Secretary of Labor and represents the Secretary in legal proceedings in both administrative forums and federal court.  Students will learn about the laws governing minimum wage and overtime, safe and healthful working conditions, black lung benefits and pension plan protection.  Students will have the opportunity to attend mediations, depositions, trials and hearings.  They may be asked to conduct legal research and draft motions and memorandum of law.  Students also may be involved in discovery and document review.

Students may register for 4 credits (16 hours per week) or 6 credits (24 hours per week) in the fall or spring terms; in the summer term, students may register for 3 credits (24 hours per week) or 5 credits (40 hours per week).

Students in this externship also participate in an Externship Seminar conducted at the law school by the externship faculty supervisor. Graded Pass/Fail.

Interested students must contact Office of Career Planning, LB 137 in the Student Services Center,216-687-6871,  An Externship application, signed by Career Planning and student,  a resume and writing sample must be submitted for consideration through Symplicity. The supervising staff at the Solicitor’s Office will make the final selection of students.