Extern Program

Frequently Asked Questions

We are passionate about working with bright, enthusiastic and team-oriented future lawyers.  For over 15 years externs at Romano Law have received hands-on legal experience for course credit.

Law school students that are eligible for internship course-credit may apply.  Selected applicants work directly with our legal and client teams, participate in client matters and gain real-world “behind the scenes” experience at a law firm.

Where is the location of the externship?

Our main office is located in One Battery Park Plaza, New York.  However, Romano Law offers course-credit externship opportunities to students across the country.

Those located close to our main office are encouraged to join our team on-site while externs outside New York may work remotely.

When is the deadline to apply?


We begin accepting applications for spring externships starting on September 1st.

Spring externships begin in January and run through the end of May (flexibility available).


We begin accepting applications for summer externships starting on January 1st.

Summer externships begin in May and run through the end of August (flexibility available).


We begin accepting applications for fall externships starting on May 1st.

Fall externships begin in August and run through the end of December (flexibility available).

What type of work will I be doing?

As a legal extern, you would have the opportunity to review and revise contracts, conduct legal research and drafting, as well as research and write articles on legal topics.

As a marketing and business development extern, you would have the opportunity to assist in executing firm’s social media strategy, participate in client onboarding and observe all areas of law firm operations.

We provide a monthly seminar for current and prospective law students interested in learning more about a career in the legal profession.

Extern Mentoring

At Romano Law, our externship program offers a unique mentorship experience for participants.

Each extern is paired with both a senior and junior mentor, typically within their field of interest. Externs typically meet weekly with their senior mentor or arrange meetings at a time of their choosing to discuss their academic requirements, receive feedback on their work, and address any queries they may have. This one-on-one interaction is tailored to suit the specific goals and aspirations of each extern, ensuring a personalized learning experience.

Additionally, externs have access to junior mentors who help with administrative tasks and offer support whenever needed. Whether it’s troubleshooting issues or seeking additional guidance, our junior mentors are here to help facilitate a smooth and enriching externship journey. In addition to being paired with senior and junior mentors, externs have the opportunity to tap into the expertise of our entire team of attorneys.

Our attorneys are readily available and eager to provide feedback, answer questions, and offer guidance throughout the externship experience. This collaborative environment ensures that externs receive comprehensive mentorship and exposure to diverse perspectives within the legal field, enriching their learning journey and preparing them for future endeavors.

We have a monthly seminar for law and prospective law students. In the seminar, attendees will have the opportunity to meet virtually with junior and senior attorneys at Romano Law and discuss topics ranging from different practice areas to their experiences during their legal journey.

Our next seminar will be held on July 16, 2024 at 12 pm (EST).

Host: Associate Attorney, Olivia Loftin

Topic: Building a Network in the Legal Profession: Strategies for networking, mentorship, and building professional relationships.


Legal Externship:


  • A highly motivated and meticulous law student.
  • Interested in our practice and eager to learn.
  • Eligible to receive academic credit from your law school for the externship placement.
  • A 2L or 3L candidate.


  • Strong academics – minimum 3.2 GPA.
  • Research and writing skills.
  • Contract drafting skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Review and revise contracts.
  • Conduct legal research and drafting.
  • Research and write articles on legal topics.



  • Participate in client meetings.
  • Observe client negotiations.
  • Strategize with attorneys in transactional matters and litigation matters.
  • Be exposed to the business of law and legal marketing.
Marketing & Business Development Externship:


  • A highly motivated and detail-oriented individual.
  • Interested in marketing and business development.
  • Eligible to receive academic credit for this externship.
  • A student with a background in marketing.


  • Experience with social media, blogs, and sales.
  • Basic knowledge of search engine optimization.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Creative thinking abilities.


  • Assist in managing the firm’s blog and social media strategy.
  • Participate in client onboarding.
  • Engage in various marketing and business development tasks.
  • Contribute to the firm’s success through innovative ideas.



  • Observe all areas of law firm operations.
  • Receive assignments tailored to your interests and goals.
  • Gain exposure to corporate, employment, litigation, intellectual property, and entertainment practices.

How To Apply

  • Email externs@romanolaw.com, subject line “Legal Externship Application” OR “Marketing and Business Development Externship Application.”
  • In the subject line, please include the term (Spring/Summer/Fall) and year that you are applying for.
  • Please submit your (a) resume, (b) cover letter, (c) transcript, and (d) any relevant writing samples or marketing portfolio.
  • In the body of the email, please provide the names of the first and most recent EGOT winners.

Your application will be considered ONLY if all instructions are followed precisely.

Consider attending, “Romano Law, Ask an Attorney”, seminars for more insights on the legal profession!