Externship Program Information for Students
Externships broaden your employment opportunities by providing you with practical legal experience often not available through paid clerking or volunteer positions.
Serving as excellent preparation for post-graduate judicial clerkships, judicial externships acquaint you with the day-to-day operation of the courts as you work with trial and appellate court judges and their law clerks to research and write legal memoranda and draft opinions.
In legal externships, you'll work in civil or criminal practice in a specialized area of your choice with supervising attorneys in federal, state and local government agencies, corporate legal departments, or public interest organization.
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>> Spring 2017 Applications:
Legal Externship Program: Information and Application
Judicial Externship Program: The deadline for the Judicial Externship Program has passed but you can still participate if you secure your own externship with a judge. Please fill out this application and return to Carole Ross in Suite 600 if you have secured your own judicial externship.
If you have any questions about the Legal or Judicial Externships, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Recent Legal Externship Placements
|U.S. Attorney's Offices, Northern District of Illinois & Middle District of Florida||U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Arlington, Virginia||Council on American-Islamic Relations|
|State's Attorney's Offices--Cook, DuPage, Lake & Kane counties||U.S. Navy, Trial Service Office East||AIDS Legal Council of Chicago|
|Public Defender's Offices--Cook, DuPage, Lake & Kane counties||Office of the Federal Public Defender, Washington, D.C.||Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, Washington, D.C.|
|Internal Revenue Service||Illinois Attorney General's Office||Alaska Legal Services Corporation|
|National Labor Relations Board||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago|
|Federal Trade Commission||Office of the Cook County Public Guardian||Lawyers for the Creative Arts|
|U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center||Modern Asia Environmental Holdings Inc., Bangkok|
|U.S. Patent and Trademark Office||Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law||Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, Beijing|
|U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration Court||City of Chicago, Law Department|