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Semester In Practices Field Placement | Course 961

Judicial Externships

Students will perform on-site legal work as half-time externs (minimum of 280 hours) or full-time (minimum of 560 hours) externs during a semester under the supervision of a field placement supervisor in a court. Students in these externships will work directly for various state and federal judges, administrative law judges, or international judges. You must contact the Field Placement Director to determine your eligibility for additional information and application instructions. The Field Placement Director will help eligible students find an appropriate placement, and must approve each student’s registration. Half-time and full-time judicial externships may have class rank requirements, and generally, are eligible only for students in the top third of their class. (P/F units for half-time; up to 14 P/F, or 12 P/F units and two (2) graded units, for full-time).

  • California Court of Appeal
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court

Non-Judicial Externships

Students will perform on-site legal work as half-time externs (minimum of 280 hours) or full-time (minimum of 560 hours) externs during a semester under the supervision of a field placement supervisor in a government agency or nonprofit organization, or in a private placement. Private placements are limited to those areas in which students are unable to gain practical experience without receiving academic credit and are not otherwise available through regular field-placement offerings. Private placements have included Intellectual Property, Entertainment, General Counsel, Water, and Lobbying-related placements. Students must complete an Application and pre-placement interviews with the Director of the Field Placement Program and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs before applying to placement sites. A student’s enrollment in a half time or a full time externship must be approved by the Field Placement Director, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Half-time and full-time externships may have class rank requirements, and generally, are recommended only for students in the top half of their class. (7 P/F units for half-time; up to 14 P/F, or 12 P/F units and two (2) graded units, for full-time).

Current Students

For our latest and up-to-date information, including detailed listings and descriptions of all the placements, or to schedule your appointment online, and learn about our Externship Programs visit us on our TWEN page: Field Placement Program: General Program Information, Office Hours and Calendar.

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