Office of Career and Professional Development

Judicial Opportunities

Judicial Externships

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 Office of Career and Professional Development 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:
Deirdre Kelly
Director of Externships
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Post-Graduation Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Clerkships are a highly valued credential in virtually all legal markets. They are post- graduation positions serving as a legal advisor to a judge. Typically, this employment commences in the September following the bar examination. Please contact our office for more information.