Fall 2023 Judicial Externship Applications are now available!


The Judicial Externship Program (JEP) is a 4-credit hour Pass/Low Pass/Fail program open to students who have completed at least their first full year of law school and want to do legal research and writing for a federal appellate, district or magistrate judge or designated Illinois appellate or circuit court judges.

JEP enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute to the resolution of those problems by participating in drafting memoranda and opinions. Depending upon the judge, an extern may also have the opportunity to observe the judge’s day-to-day routine and to discuss with him/her the issues and problems that judges confront.  Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world. 

Application Process

 Applications for Fall 2023 Judicial Externships are now available electronically on the externship website. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz@kentlaw.iit.edu) by Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

Informational Meeting

An informational meeting was held about judicial externships on February 8, 2023, which is available to watch on Panopto, and externship documents are also available in 12Twenty's resources externship folder.

Please note before applying that you must be able to commit 16 hours/week during the fall semester. 

If you have any questions about the Program or the application itself, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (vgross@kentlaw.iit.edu).