Washington Monument and the Capitol Panoramic Nighttime

The D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program is an exciting opportunity that places 1Ls and 2Ls into unpaid summer 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 at least eight weeks during the summer externing at a participating court. Students also attend a weekly experiential course that is tailored to judicial clerking. Among other things, the course explores professionalism, courtroom decorum, chambers confidentiality, judicial ethics, docket management, bench memo drafting, oral argument preparation, and judicial opinion drafting.