A judicial externship is an excellent career-enhancing opportunity to work for a federal or state judge. Typically, judicial externs have an opportunity to refine their legal analysis and writing skills, gain exposure to adversarial practice, and witness the judicial decision- making process from a valuable perspective.
Working closely with judges, externs often develop important, lasting relationships while maximizing their marketability for future employment.
Judicial externships during the academic year and the summer term are supervised by the WLS Externship program. The Career Development Office works, in conjunction with the Externship Program, to introduce students to possible opportunities in both state and federal courts and guide them through the application procedures.
For more information, contact:
Assistant Director Externship Program
Judicial Clerkships are a highly valued credential in virtually all legal markets. They are post graduate positions serving as a legal advisor to a judge. Typically, this employment commences in the September following the bar examination. Please see the FAQ list for more information.
Marissa Buck, Student Extern
Q&A with Jennifer Mertus
Family Law / Children's Rights