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) 752-3142.
Judicial Clerkships differ in that they are post-graduate positions. To learn more about Clerkships, click here.
- Judicial Externship Guide (last updated 9.28.2016)
- Judicial Externship Presentation 2016
- Federal Judges - Names & Addresses (last updated 9.28.2016)
- State Judges - Names & Addresses (last updated 9.28.2016)
- Notes on Judicial Externship Hiring
- Mail Merge Instructions are located in the Symplicity Document Library or you can used the Mail Merge Wizard in Word
- Judicial Extern Application Information by California Court
- Judges Who Do Not Hire Summer Externs
- ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (application period: December 1, 2015 through Jan. 8, 2016)
- ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program (deadline: Jan. 8, 2016)
- Just the Beginning Foundation (deadline: Jan. 11, 2016)
- Additional opportunities are posted in Symplicity