By Hayley Bruce
Leaders from the University of Iowa and the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs gathered in Des Moines earlier this month to sign an agreement that creates an externship program abroad for UI law students.
Signing of the MOU
The externship is available to any UI law student who has completed at least one year of law school, takes place at the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs and involves international law research. The student will be supervised by Ministry officials on site and UI Law Professor Nathan Miller, director of the College of Law’s International Legal Clinic on campus.
The externship was made possible after UI Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs Adrien Wing and Professor Miller traveled to Kosovo for a week in June.
“We are delighted to make this opportunity available on an ongoing basis to University of Iowa law students at this important time in Kosovo’s history,” Wing says.
Adrien Wing and Nathan Miller
The externship will become part of UI Law’s field placement program, which offers quality educational experiences that involve students in the performance of legal work in government or non-profit agencies, criminal prosecution or defense offices, state and federal judges’ chambers, international law offices and agencies, as well as in a limited number of private practice and corporate settings. In addition to earning credit for their field work, students in field placements participate in a class or tutorial, led by a faculty member, designed to maximize and supplement the experiential learning.
For more information on the field placement program, visit http://law.uiowa.edu/internships-and-externships/field-placement-programs
See more photos from the MOU signing: