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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events to help you prepare for Spring Semester:
Ninth Annual Externship Fair
Wednesday, September 17, 4:30 to 6 pm in Sullivan Hall First Floor Gallery
Visit with supervisors from many sites in the area and discuss future externship opportunities. This is an informal event and you do not need to bring application materials. View the list of sites attending.
Externship Planning Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 12 to 1 pm in Sullivan Hall C3
Bring your resume and talk with Externship faculty about where you would like to apply for Spring Semester, and we will help you to put together a strong application. Pizza provided!
Externship Judicial Panel
Wednesday, September 24, 4-5 pm in Sullivan Hall C5
Learn more about the rewards of a judicial externship! Previous externs and alums from the WA Supreme Court, Superior Court and the Court of Appeals Division II (Tacoma) will be present. Coffee and light refreshment provided.
Contact the Externship Program
School of Law Annex
1215 E. Columbia
Seattle, WA 98122-4340
Externship Associate Director
Externship Program Assistant
Externship Program Assistant
2015 Priority Application Dates*:
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.