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Judicial Externships

Working for a judge is one of the best ways to enrich one's education as a law student.  Not only are judicial externships and clerkships well-regarded by practitioners in every practice area, but they provide a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to witness our judicial system in action and be mentored by a judge.

Current students looking for more information should visit the Career Development's TWEN site.

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Judicial Clerkship Institute

Each year, we bring law students from across the country to our campus for the Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute (Byrne JCI), in which they gain distinctive, comprehensive training by federal judges.

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JD Externships at the Caruso School of Law

Our JD students integrate theoretical knowledge with the development of professional skills through externship placements in five different areas of law: Criminal, Entertainment, Government, Judicial, and Public Interest