Federal Judicial Externship Application - Fall 2018/Spring 2019
Before completing the application, students should make sure to understand the requirements and have a sincere interest to pursue an externship. Please make sure all information is accurate and ready to submit. Once this application is complete, the Office of Skills and Experiential Learning will check Simplicity to download the most updated version of your resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample. After submitting this application, Prof. Brown may request an internal interview, contact you by email or directly send your application materials to the field placement office. Please check your email and phone messages to ensure prompt communication
(Last name, first name)
By applying, I promise to check phone messages and respond within 48 hours.
Alternative email address:
Current year in law school in Fall of 2018:
Select the academic credits and hourly commitment for which you wish to enroll:
1 credit = 60 hours; 2 credits = 120 hours; 3 credits = 180 hours over the course of the 14-week semester. Some placements require a minimum 2-credit-hour commitment.
Select your preference for the section of the Academic Externship course in which you would like to be enrolled:
Students may choose to be enrolled in either section. Your choice can be changed later if necessary.
Mondays, 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Thursdays, 1:00 - 1:50
No preference at this time
Have you met with your Career Development advisor?
Who is your Career Advisor?
Are you a member of any of the following student organizations?
Public Interest Journal
Have you applied for other opportunities? (check all that apply):
Editor for a Journal
Board or team member for Moot Court
Team member for Trial Advocacy
Do you plan to work the same semester as your externship?
If yes, please list the employer and the hours per week. (This is important to ensure there is not an ethical conflict of interest)
Have you taken an externship before?
If yes, please list the placement(s) and the number of credit hours earned at each placement. Students may take a maximum of 6 combined credit hours of Academic Externship and Independent Study (L898, L899, G898, G899) courses.
Verify you have uploaded updated versions of the following and Prof. Linares may send to the field placement office.
Documents may also be sent directly to Prof. Linares at
Updated Resume (upload to Simplicity and label EXTERN RESUME: [name of field placement office])
Cover letter addressed to the organization you ranked as your top choice for externship placement (label EXTERN CL: [name of field placement office])
Transcript (download through LORA and then upload to Simplicity)
Writing sample (approx. 3 to 6 pages that shows off your legal analysis (label EXTERN WS)
Verification of Externship Responsibilities
In applying for a Loyola College of Law externship, I, understand and agree to the following:
If I accept an externship placement, I may not subsequently decline that externship placement unless authorized.
My externship may not compensate me in any way.
The externship experience is academically rigorous and requires a certain number of field hours, time sheets, class attendance, journals and a final written portfolio.
Once accepted and enrolled, I am responsible for all of the externship class requirements.
By submitting this application, I agree to check my email regularly and respond to any externship-related communication within 24 hours.
By entering my name below, I understand the requirements for the externship program:
Enter your full name below.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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