Judicial Externships

Berkeley Law's Judicial Externship Program

Students are eligible to earn between 4 and 12 units of academic credit by completing a Judicial Externship in a Bay Area or Away in a court or chambers.  Typically, Judicial Externships are full time placements (10 units or more.) Students seeking local clerkships are encouraged to review the list of past Judicial Externships below, and then schedule an advising appointment with the Director of the Field Placement Program. Students are also encouraged to bring new placement ideas to the Director if they do not see a placement below. For students interested in doing a Judicial Externship outside of the Bay Area or abroad, please review our past Away Field Placements here. The Career Development Office also has clerkship resources and guides available for students.

 

         

 

Note: Students are advised to view current listings on b-Line prior to searching through judicial externships listed below.

 

Federal Courts- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Circuit Judges

Carlos Bea*

Marsha Berzon

William Fletcher*

Michelle T. Friedland*

*Currently not accepting Fall/Spring Judicial Externship students

Contact Information

Address

U.S. Court of Appeals Building

95 – 7th Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

Circuit Judges

Sandra Segal Ikuta

M. Margaret McKeown (San Diego)

Jacqueline Nguyen

John B. Owens (San Diego)

Richard A. Paez

Kim McLane Wardlaw

Paul J. Watford

Contact Information

Los Angeles Address                   San Diego Address                      

125 S Grand Ave                       95 7th Street   

Pasadena, CA 91105                San Francisco, CA 94103

 

 

Federal Courts- United States District Court, Northern District of California

Senior District Judges

Charles R. Breyer

Maxine M. Chesney*

Susan Illston

District Judges

William Alsup

Edward M. Chen

Vince Chhabria*

James Donato

William H. Orrick

Richard Seeborg

Jon S. Tigar

Magistrate Judges

Joseph C. Spero, Chief Magistrate Judge

Laurel Beeler

Jacqueline Scott Corley

Maria-Elena James*

Sallie Kim*

Elizabeth D. Laporte*

Pro Se Departments

For information regarding Pro Se departments, visit here.

*Currently not accepting Fall/Spring Judicial Externship students

Contact Information

Address

450 Golden Gate Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102-3483

To apply to externships with the US District Court, Northern District (San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose), visit here.

Senior District Judges

Saundra Brown Armstrong

Claudia Wilken*

District Judges

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief District Judge

Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers

Jeffrey S. White

Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.

Magistrate Judges

Donna M. Ryu

Kandis A. Westmore

Pro Se Departments

For information regarding Pro Se departments, visit here.

*Currently not accepting Fall/Spring Judicial Externship students

Contact Information

Address

1301 Clay Street, Suite 400

Oakland, CA 94612-5212

To apply to externships with the US District Court, Northern District (San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose), visit here.

Senior District Judges

Jeremy Fogel*

District Judges

Edward J. Davila

Beth Labson Freeman

Lucy H. Koh

Magistrate Judges

Nathanael Cousins

Virginia K. DeMarchi

Susan van Keulen*

Pro Se Departments

For information regarding Pro Se departments, visit here.

*Currently not accepting Fall/Spring Judicial Externship students

Contact Information

Address

280 South 1st. Street

San Jose, CA 95113-3008

To apply to externships with the US District Court, Northern District (San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose), visit here.

United States Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review

For information about Internship opportunities, please visit here.

Contact Information

Address

Executive Office of Immigration Review

120 Montgomery Street, Suite 800

San Francisco, CA 94104

United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges

For information about Internship opportunities, please visit here.

Contact Information

Address

90 Seventh Street, Suite 4-800

San Francisco, CA 94103

Email

See b-Line for more information.

State Courts

Chief Justice

Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Associate Justices

Ming Chin

Carol Corrigan

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Leondra R. Kruger

Goodwin Liu

Contact Information

Address

350 McAllister St

San Francisco, CA 94102

Division One

Presiding Justice (Administrative)

Jim Humes

Associate Justices

Kathleen M. Banke

Robert L. Dondero

Sandra Margulies

Division Two

Presiding Justice

J. Anthony Kline

Associate Justices

Marla J. Miller

James A. Richman

Therese M. Stewart

Division Three

Presiding Justice (Acting)

Stuart R. Pollak

Associate Justices

Martin J. Jenkins

Peter J. Siggins

Division Four

Presiding Justice (Acting)

Jon B. Streeter

Associate Justices

Timothy Reardon

Division Five

Presiding Justice

Barbara Jones

Associate Justices

Terence L. Bruiniers

Henry E. Needham, Jr

Mark Simons

Contact Information

Address

350 McAllister Street

San Francisco, CA 94102-7421

Email

First.District@jud.ca.gov

For information regarding Externship opportunities, please visit here.

We have not had many students complete externships with the Superior Court of California, but have sent students to work with the following judges.

County of Alameda

Stuart L. Hing

Ioana Petrou

Brad Seligman

For a complete list of judges in Alameda County, visit here.

Contact Information

Address

2120 M.L.K. Jr Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

County of San Francisco

Andrew Y.S. Cheng

For a complete list of judges in San Francisco County, visit here.

Contact Information

Address

400 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

California Public Utilities Commission

For more information about externing with the California Public Utilities Commission, visit here.

Contact Information

Address (San Francisco Office)

505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Email

ALJinterncoordinator@cpuc.ca.gov

 

b-Line

For more information, see b-Line for current externship opportunities available.


The Field Placement Program is governed by ABA Standard 304:  Study Outside the Classroom and Berkeley Law Academic Rule 3 – the 295 Series – (c) Limitations.