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Summer 2020 Program

The KBA Young Lawyers Section is teaming up with the Kansas District Judges’ Association in order to offer a new Judicial Internship Program for Kansas law students in their first or second years of study.

The Judicial Internship Program will match law students with appellate and trial judges through the state who have agreed to accept summer clerks. Students will be placed with judges for either a six- or 12-week assignment. Student will not receive compensation, but the experience gained through the program will provide participants with meaningful and practical benefits.

Students selected for the program will be provided with a training session on what to expect as a judicial clerk. Training sessions will be scheduled and participants will be informed as to times and locations. All participants are required to attend this training session before beginning their internship

The program is designed to serve law students in the state by helping them to find meaningful work in the summer, where they can learn firsthand from judges around the state. Trial judges around the state have volunteered to teach and mentor students as part of this internship program, with the hope of better preparing law students for the practice of law.

Application Process

Application Materials

Externship Application
Externship Cover

The application deadline for the Judicial Internship Program is February 28, 2020. Students who later find summer employment have the opportunity to withdraw from the program through Friday, April 17, 2020.

The program schedule is as follows:

  • Student Applications are Due: February 28, 2020, by 5 p.m. CST
  • Student Assignments are Emailed to Applicants: Week of March 20, 2020
  • Training Sessions are Held: TBA
  • Final Date to Withdraw Application: April 17, 2020
  • Final Notification of Assignments Are Confirmed and Sent to Judges and Students: Week of April 24, 2020