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Judicial Externships

The Judicial Externship Program offers eligible upper-division students to receive academic credit for positions as law clerks under the direct supervision of judges and research attorneys in state and federal courts.

Externship Programs
Kendrick Hall, 235
Phone: (415) 422-4467
Fax: (415) 422-4470
akgreen@usfca.edu

Students may extern in federal courts (Ninth Circuit, Northern District, including bankruptcy judges), the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, and with Administrative Law Judges for 2 -- 13 units depending on the court and academic term.

To receive credit for the externship, judicial externs are required to attend a one-day Judicial Orientation, which takes place shortly before or at the beginning of the semester. Externs also must submit evaluations and weekly time sheets, meet individually with the Director and Assistant Professor for the Externships, and complete other assignments as directed.

Academic Eligibility and Other Criteria

Minimum GPA and other academic policy requirements apply in order for the student's externship to be approved for academic credit. Full-time students in their last three semesters of law school are eligible for academic credit for a judicial externship. Part-time students who maintain part-time status are eligible during their final four part-time semesters. Students are advised to work with the Office of Career Planning to prepare cover letters and resumes and to locate additional courts not listed in the Application Packet.

Student Application Packet