Secured Your Own Judicial Externship for Spring 2022? Application Deadline January 4, 2022

Judicial Externship Program – Spring 2022 Semester

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.

Spring Application Process

Applications for Spring 2022 Judicial Externships through Chicago-Kent’s program are closed. However, if you secure your own externship, you can still apply:

Please see the Spring application online here and note that the final deadline to submit it is Tuesday, January 4, 2022. However, registration for the Spring semester is rapidly approaching, so feel free to turn in your applications as soon as you have secured an externship. 

If you have any questions about anything related to externship applications, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (