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Learn how to make the most of your judicial internship or externship

Judicial Intern

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the judiciary! Well, you’ve gained a spot in chambers working with a judge as an intern. So … what will you actually be doing?

Prep for your stint with “Making the Most of your Judicial Internship/Externship,” a webinar from the Law Student Division and the ABA Judicial Division.

Watch it and learn how to succeed as a judicial intern or extern from an insider panel that includes a federal judge, law clerk, and intern. They’ll give you an insider’s perspective on what actually happens in chambers and how law students can best contribute to the work of a federal court. Find out what judges and law clerks expect from law students and how you can make the most of your time with the court.

Topics in this webinar include:

  • Tips for getting hired as a judicial intern/extern
  • What does a judicial intern/extern actually do?  What is expected of you?
  • Best (and worst) practices for successful interns/externs
  • Navigating your relationship with the judge and law clerks
  • Ethical issues for interns/externs
  • Understanding what an internship might lead to

The moderator is Kareem Aref, Chair of the American Bar Association Law Student Division and a student at UC Davis Law School.

Panelists are:

  • Judge Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  • Benjamin J. Higgins, Law Clerk to the Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  • Colton Doyle, Judicial Intern to the Hon. J. Michelle Childs, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

You can download the slides as a PDF.

Upcoming Webinars

Be sure to register for these future webinars from the ABA Law Student Division:

May 4: Using The Force of Your Network After Law School
May 5: Career Choice Series: Immigration Law Defense and Advocacy
May 12: The Stress-Performance Link: Strategies to Increase Resilience and Avoid Burnout
June 9: Master the Art of Success


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