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 4/23/14



SUMMER SEMESTER 2014: The application process is winding down for summer semester. Here are the sites still accepting applications. 

ABC Law (CRIM - Everett)
Administrative Office of the Courts - Office of Guardianship and Elder Services (Olympia)
Catholic Community Services - Catholic Immigration Legal Services (CILS)
City of Tacoma - Criminal Rule 9
Heart of America Northwest - Environmental Law
KCBA - Family Law Unit
King County Superior Court - Judge Hill, Juvenile Division (Dependency and Low-income Housing) - New Site
Latino Community Fund
Northwest Consumer Law Center
Northwest Justice Project - Bremerton
Pierce County Superior Court - Commissioner Kiesel
Pierce County Superior Court - Judge Tollefson
Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)
Seattle Public Schools - General Counsel
Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney - Special Assault Unit
University of Washington Tax Clinic - Income Tax class required
Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) - Please contact Jessica Palmer for more info

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