If you’ve been considering a Fall semester judicial externship, mark your calendar for the application process to begin next week, starting June 4th. As a reminder, the application process is a simple one and requires an application form (which will be available with the posting), your resume, a writing sample, and a transcript. On the application form, you will indicate your preferred Judges and/or Courts.
To prepare for the application process, be sure you’ve submitted your pre-application in CareerConnect and met with (or talked by phone with) the Office of Career Planning. You must talk with us and have your pre-application approved before you will be able to view and apply to the job posting.
A judicial externship is an exciting way to obtain substantial experience in legal research and writing. During Judicial Externships, externs are integrated into the work of the Judge’s chambers: writing bench memos, drafting opinions, researching issues during trials, observing settlement conferences and mediations. Students also have the opportunity to observe proceedings in the courthouse which may include trials, sentencing hearings or oral arguments.
Remember, also, that a judicial externship meets your experiential skills requirement – if you entered law school in 2016 or after, you must complete 6 total credits of experiential skills coursework as a graduation requirement.
Questions? Contact the Office of Career Planning.