Apply to be an approved chambers by contacting Prof. Barbara Gotthelf  at or 856-225-6692. The form "Request to Participate" is located on this webpage under information for chambersYou may complete this form first, or begin with a discussion of your interest in the program.

Keep your office information up to date
At least once each year all approved chambers are asked about participation for the coming year. You will be reminded to review and update information about your chambers, including contact person, supervisor names, any qualifications or prerequisites for students and so forth. However, updated information is always appreciated at any time and will be promptly posted. For help updating information, please contact Mary Ann Purvenas at

How and when students are placed
For the full school-year program and the Fall and Spring terms, students apply and are matched by the supervising faculty with placements based on their preferences and educational goals and the requirements of chambers.  Chambers interviews and approves the student. For example, if you request one student and want to see a resume and writing sample, your referral letter will tell you the recommended student's name, and include the requested documentation. The student will call to arrange an interview, and after the interview you can confirm that you accept the student. Background or security clearances processes may begin at this time, if applicable. Generally, Fall term student referrals will be made in May, and Spring term in November. If your office requires an earlier start to review candidates, please advise and we will do our best to accommodate you.

For the summer program, we encourage students to participate in established summer hiring processes by applying directly to the chambers in which they are interested.   

Qualifications of students
Judicial Externship students must be in good academic standing and have completed the course in Professional Responsibility, or in some cases enrolled in Professional Responsibility contemporaneously with the placement.  Chambers may set additional prerequisites, such as success in specific prior coursework, or a minimum grade point average, although we encourage you to give any interested students a chance. All students are asked to disclose current and past employment or other affiliations and any planned work that will be contemporaneous with the proposed placement, so as to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. Please discuss any particular requirements or concerns with the Externship Director.