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Judicial Externship Program

In the Judicial Externship Program, J.D. students work directly for federal or state judges, where they gain immeasurable experience in research and writing and courtroom observation. LL.M. students may be eligible for the program on a case‐by-case basis.

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Academic Credit

Applying to the Judicial Externship Program

Students must first secure their position at a court prior to applying for academic credit through the Judicial Externship Program.

For information regarding the Judicial Internship Program, please contact Professor Erma Bonadero in the Clinical Legal Education Program.

Semesters

Credit Hours

Grading

Prerequisites

Fall & Spring

3 to 4

Pass / Fail

Good academic standing. Some vary with placement.

Summer 1 (Entire Summer)

3 to 4

Pass / Fail

Good academic standing. Some vary with placement.

Summer 2 & 4 (5 week sessions)

2 to 3

Pass / Fail

Good academic standing. Some vary with placement.

 

Judicial Internship Program Application        Guidelines for Academic Credit