A Judicial Extern is a law student who conducts legal research and writing to support the work of a judge or of a court's central staff, which can include law clerks and staff attorneys. As an Extern, you will summarize and analyze cases and research legal questions; writing assignments may include bench memoranda, rulings, orders, and opinions.
Judicial Externships are excellent opportunities to develop your research and writing skills, and to gain exposure to various legal issues and advocacy styles.
If you are interested in applying to Summer Judicial Externships, please schedule an appointment with Natalie Butcher, Associate Director of Career Services and Judicial Clerkships by calling (530) 752-6574.
Judicial Clerkships differ in that they are post-graduate positions. To learn more about Clerkships, click here.
- Judicial Externship Guide (last updated 2014.10.14)
- Judicial Externship Presentation 2014
- Federal Judges - Names & Addresses (last updated 2014.12.2)
- State Judges - Names & Addresses (last updated 2011.06.14)
- Notes on Judicial Externship Hiring (last updated 2011.11.01)
- Mail Merge Instructions are located in the Symplicity Document Library or you can used the Mail Merge Wizard in Word
- New Judge Externship Information
- Notes on Judicial Externship Hiring
- ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (deadline: Jan. 9, 2015)
- ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program (deadline: Dec. 26, 2014)
- Just the Beginning Foundation (deadline: Jan. 31, 2015)
- Additional opportunities are posted in Symplicity
- Frequently Asked Questions about Judicial Intern Opportunity Program