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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 CANVAS under the Courses drop-down menu. 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.


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

2015 Priority Application Dates*:

Spring 2015
Begins: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
DEADLINE: Friday, October 17, 2014

For Summer 2015
Begins: Monday, December 1, 2014
DEADLINE: Friday, February 27, 2015

For Fall 2015
Begins: Monday, March 2, 2015
DEADLINE: Friday, May 29, 2015

Out of State and International Externships - Ongoing

*Applications may still be submitted after the deadline, although there is no guarantee of availability of externships. Please contact the Externship Program if you are planning a fulltime judicial externship - application dates may be earlier for certain sites.