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Externships & Judicial Clerkships


Taking in the view from the bench at the 3rd Us Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, the interns are Kirstie A. Means '13, Reg J. Miller '13 Earl K. Cantwell '14 Ryan M. Mura '14, Katherine Durnan '14 (Columbia Law School)

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.