Externship programs allow you to perform legal work under the supervision of a licensed attorney affiliated with a law firm, nonprofit organization or government agency. You will have the opportunity to do everything from judicial internships to various levels of client representation and courtroom practice. The externship is year-round, but you will work full-time during the summer semester at your externship placement.

Externships may range from one to six credits, depending on the type and length of the externship. These credits count toward completion of the experiential learning requirement for graduation.

First-Year Federal Judicial Externship

Once you've completed your first year of law school, you may apply to participate in the Summer Federal Judicial Externship program. Under the supervision of the judge's law clerk, you will be involved in all aspects of chambers activity. Activities include legal research and writing, courtroom observation and exposure to chambers procedure. You will earn six credit hours for the nine weeks of externship placement.