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Real Experience: The Co-op Program

Law Co-op Program: Field Work Experience for Course Credit

This Is Not the Usual Externship

Our law school may be young, but we are backed by Drexel University’s 100+ years of experience crafting real-world learning experiences through the co-op program. It may appear similar to a standard internship or externship, but it is unique in many ways:

  • Placements available for all law students. Apply for an existing position by participating in the law school’s matching process that leverages students’ interests and strengths or work with the co-op program director to create your own.
  • More than 200 co-op partners in law firms, corporate offices, government agencies, courts and public interest law organizations.
  • A semester or academic year-long opportunity for significant course credit, ranging from six (6) to ten (10) credits per semester. 
  • Satisfies the professional practice graduation requirement, and for concentrators, the experiential learning requirement of the concentration. 
  • Work part-time in the regular co-op or full-time in the intensive version.
  • Opportunity to stay local or take experience abroad or out of state.
  • Law faculty regularly train co-op supervisors and monitor each student’s placement to ensure that the experience is meaningful.

In addition to helping you gain experience in legal practice, a co-op placement helps you forge relationships with some of the most experienced and successful professionals in the Industry. There’s no better way to make connections to develop a professional network.

See For Yourself

Don’t just take our word for it, explore the program to see for yourself.

How Does Co-op Work?

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Professor Reena E. Parambath

Reena E. Parambath

Director of the Co-op Program

Reena Parambath oversees the Co-op Program and also is a professor at the law school. Professor Parambath was a partner at the law firm of Rawle & Henderson and served as an Assistant City Solicitor in the Philadelphia Law Department. Parambath's diverse practice experience includes both transactions and litigation.


Phone: 215.571.4783

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