It’s Winter Break so Now’s a Great Time for Some Career Strategizing Refresher FAQs!

How Do I Apply for a Judicial Externship?

judicialbranchExternships are available with many state and federal judges during the summer and throughout the school-year, in the greater-Seattle area and around the country. Making a decision to apply and determining to which judges one should apply calls for planning and strategy. Students who are considering a judicial externship are encouraged to meet with their professional development coaches soon to discuss their plans and to have their application material reviewed.

Many judges select externs on a rolling basis, and positions may be filled several quarters ahead, so students should begin the application process early.

Learn everything you need to know about judicial externships and the application process on the law school’s judicial externships page here.

How Can I Learn More About Judicial Clerkships?

A judicial clerkship is a highly rewarding and intellectually satisfying post graduate job.  Judicial clerks sharpen their research and writing skills, are exposed to a variety of legal issues, and gain insight into the entire litigation process.

Before doing anything carefully read through our Judicial Clerkship Manual. Don’t miss out! Most of your questions will be answered by reading this really important document! Then, start researching opportunities by clicking here.

What’s the Scoop on this PSJD I Keep Hearing About?

psjd_logoPSJD – formerly PSLawNet – is a unique online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest job listings and career-building resources.  As a collaborative project among over 200 American and Canadian law schools, PSJD is a free resource for law students and alumni of their subscriber schools to search among thousands of public interest job opportunities and employer profiles.  Employer organizations may also post job opportunities for free.  In addition to its database, PSJD offers an online library of educational and career-building resources for those interested in pursuing a career in public service.  These resources are publicly available to all website visitors.

For Job Seekers

Job listings in the PSJD database include internships (fall, spring, and summer), postgraduate fellowships, and a wide variety of permanent positions.  PSJD also includes over 13,000 organizational profiles for nonprofit, government, and other public interest employers spanning the globe.  Registered users may search the database, flag and store opportunities for later viewing, receive email alerts with newly posted opportunities, and apply directly for opportunities via PSJD.

New to PSJD? Students and alumni at subscriber law schools may register for free.  Individual subscriptions are also available for those not affiliated with a subscriber school.  Register here.  For tips on using the site, visit the How to Use PSJD page.

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