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About the Program

The D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program places rising 2Ls and 3Ls into externships at some of the most vibrant and influential courts in America.  Students spend eight weeks during the summer externing at a participating court or at the Office of Special Masters.  As part of the externship, students engage in the kinds of tasks that law clerks perform. During that time, students also take a course in Washington, D.C., that is tailored to judicial clerking. Through the Program, Wake Forest law students have externed at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of the Special Masters at the United States Court of Federal Claims.