JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM – Spring 2022 Informational Session

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 Spring 2022 Judicial Externships will be available electronically by Thursday, September 23rd.

Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz@kentlaw.iit.eduby Friday, October 15, 2021.

Informational Meeting

On Wednesday, October 6, at 3 p.m., via Zoom, Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting for students interested in participating in the Spring 2022 Judicial Externship Program. To join the information session, please see the Zoom meeting information below:   


Meeting ID: 882 7980 8690

Passcode: 032041

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88279808690# US (Chicago)

Find your local number: kentlaw.zoom.us/u/kgpgCXNn6

Please note before applying that you must be able to commit 16 hours/week during the semester. For additional information about JEP, you may also refer to the Law School Website, “Law Offices/Clinical Programs.”

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