Externships and Judicial Clerkships provide law students with
unique legal and public service experience as they work in a
variety of government and non-profit organizations.
By working at the externship host offices, students learn how to
work with a client and address the client's specific needs and
goals, giving students a sense of how the legal and public policy
systems work, and are exposed to many types of interesting and
exciting jobs that perhaps they never knew existed.
Our students help judges, attorneys, and legislators with pressing legal questions that arise in ongoing cases, in the development of public policy or legislation, and in response to citizen inquiries or problems. Students may, for example, attend court, draft an opinion for a judge, or write legislation for a member of Congress.
New semester-long opportunities continue to be added to a list of options that includes dozens of possible judicial clerkships, legislative externships, and other non-profit and government work. Most are in Western New York, but the option to arrange summer externships means students have worked in Rochester, Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and overseas.
To register for a Externship or Judicial Clerkship, please visit Records & Registration.
The deadline for Summer and Fall 2013 Applications is April