How to Apply

Applications for fall 2016  are now available!

Berkeley Law Field Placement and Judicial Externship Application Process:

  1. Schedule an advising session with us here to discuss your plans and goals. Look through the list of approved placements and other ideas for civil, criminal, judicial and away.
  2. Once you have lined up a field placement or judicial externship, you must complete the Field Placement Application Form.  
  3. In order to receive academic credit, your application must be approved by the Field Placement Director. 
  4. Following approval, you will receive a course control number for the placement and the seminar, if applicable, to enroll through SIS.

Please note: Field placements follow the Law School’s Academic Rules in the 295 Series, including the limit that students may take no more than 10 field placement units (out of the 15 non-classroom units) while enrolled at the law school.  In compliance with the ABA rules, first year students are not eligible for academic credit to do field placements.

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