Summer/Fall 2022 Judicial Externship applications


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 Summer 2022 Judicial Externships will be available electronically on January 28, 2022. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz@kentlaw.iit.eduby Monday, February 14, 2022.

Applications for Fall 2022 Judicial Externships will be available electronically by Thursday, February 17, 2022. Completed applications should be submitted to Suzanne Blaz (sblaz@kentlaw.iit.eduby Monday, March 14, 2022.

Applications will be posted on Symplicity and the externship web page


Informational Meeting

On Wednesday, February 2, at 3 p.m., via Zoom, Professor Gross will conduct an informational meeting for students interested in participating in the Summer and/or Fall 2022 Judicial Externship Program. Some of your classmates, who were judicial externs in the past in either Summer or Fall, will be attending the informational meeting to give you their perspective.

Please note before applying that you must be able to commit 32 hours/week during the summer session. 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 (