Extern supervisor Diana Young '04 and extern Blair Blown '12, F5 Networks

Externship Program

Seattle University School of Law recognizes that experiential learning is an important component of a law student’s legal training. The externship program’s goal is to provide externs with a rewarding, well-supervised experience in judicial chambers or a practice setting that will ease their transition into practicing law, will instill professionalism, and will increase awareness of social justice concepts. A faculty supervisor and site supervisor guide each extern, providing insight and context for interns.

Students who are researching possible externship placements should review the Externship FAQ sheet, complete the Externship Application Form and visit the Externship Sponsors Database for comprehensive information about applying for an externship. Within the database, you will find a list of all sponsoring agencies, externship application instructions and much more.

All students interested in pursuing an externship are asked to schedule a time to meet with the Externship Faculty. Appointment sign-up sheets are available on TWEN by adding a course entitled "Appointments with Externship Faculty." Please note that once you have made an appointment we request you submit a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript to externships@seattleu.edu.

UPDATED 3/28/14



Court of Appeals Div II - Judge Johanson - Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
US District Court - Judge Pechman -Spring 2015 - DEADLINE: 4/1
WA State Supreme Court - Justice Fairhurst - Spring 2015
Seattle City Attorneys Office (Fall 2014-Summer 2015) - ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW
Senate Judiciary Committee Law Clerkship -Washington DC - DEADLINE 4/23

SUMMER SEMESTER 2014: The application process is well underway for summer semester. All sites are accepting applications, and will continue to do so until their positions are filled. If you are interested in a Judical Externship (especially fulltime) please apply ASAP. Below is a list of sites that have provided deadlines, along with sites that have contacted us recently expressing interest in having a summer extern.

ABC Law Group (Everett)
ACLU - Criminal Justice Project
ACLU - Drug Policy
Catholic Community Services - Immigration Legal Services
City of Bellevue - Civil
City of Lakewood - Rule 9
City of Puyallup - Criminal
F5 Networks
KCBA - Family Law Unit
King County Prosecuting Attorney - Civil (Land Use, Environmental and Municpal Law)
King County Superior Court - Judge Mack (Juvenile Court, Judge mack is the chair of the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children task force)
King County Superior Court - Judge McDermott
Northwest Health Law Advocates
Pierce County Superior Court - Commissioner Kiesel
Pierce County Superior Court - Judge Nevin
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Rightside (Formally Demand Media) - Deadline April 1
Russell Investments - experieince in finance required
SCRAP - Rule 9 Only
Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel
University of Washington Tax Clinic
US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
US District Court - Judge Robart and Judge Coughenour
Washington State Public Disclosure Commission/Olympia
Washington State Supreme Court - Justice Wiggins
Wizards of the Coast

Please contact Jessica Palmer (palmerj@seattleu.edu) with any questions, or for a list of sites no longer accepting for summer semester.

Contact the Externship Program

School of Law Annex
1215 E. Columbia
Seattle, WA 98122-4340

Gillian Dutton
Externship Director
Phone: 206.398.4010
E-mail: duttong@seattleu.edu

Elizabeth Ford
Externship Associate Director
Phone: 206.398.4172
E-mail: forde@seattleu.edu

Jonathan LeBlanc
Externship Program Assistant
Phone: 206.398.4128
E-mail: leblancj@seattleu.edu

Jessica Palmer
Externship Program Assistant
Phone: 206.398.4006
E-mail: palmerj@seattleu.edu

Application Submission Begins:

Spring 2014 - October 4, 2014

Summer 2014 - December 2, 2014

Fall 2014 - March 10, 2014

Out of State Externships - Ongoing