Washington Monument and the Capitol Panoramic Nighttime

The Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program is an exciting opportunity that places rising second-year and third-year law students into unpaid externships at some of the most vibrant and influential courts in Washington, D.C.  As part of the program, students spend approximately 35 hours per week for eight weeks during the summer externing at a participating court. Students also attend a weekly class session that is tailored to judicial clerking. Among other things, the course explores professionalism, courtroom decorum, confidentiality, judicial ethics, docket management, bench memo writing, oral argument preparation and judicial opinion drafting.