The purpose of the externship is to afford qualified students the opportunity to observe and participate in the functioning of an appellate or supreme court, observe and critically evaluate the work attorneys present to the court, observe and critically evaluate the nature and quality of judicial decision making, and refine research and writing skills. A student may participate in a full-time (up to 12 units) judicial externship.
Interested students may obtain some information about judges and courts that use externs and about the application process from ExPro well in advance of your ideal start. Graded Credit/No Credit. Judicial Externship: Students may earn up to 12 units for a full-time judicial externship by (1) undertaking an externship with a judge or court, and (2) participating in, and successfully completing in the Externship Workshop (706)
Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (114). Students must apply and have externship pre-approved. Applications are available online on the Externship website. Students must also register for and successfully complete the Externship Workshop (Law 706). Permission numbers for both classes will be sent via email by ExPro upon application approval.