Students may choose between two externship programs: the Judicial Externship Program and the Public Interest/Governmental Externship Program. The goal of both programs is to provide students with valuable, practical experience in an academic setting that monitors the quality of their placements and asks students to reflect critically upon their experiences.
Approximately 30 students per semester work as judicial externs in a number of courts in Central Ohio, including the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Tenth Appellate District, and the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Divisions.
In addition, the Public Interest Externship Program places approximately 40 students per semester in state and federal governmental agencies and with non-profit organizations. Students interested in Spring 2022 externships may submit an application, a resume, and a 5-page writing sample via the online application by October 4, 2021. Students or Host Sites with additional questions should contact Halle Hara, Externship Director.