District Court Judicial Externships for 3Ls

The Colorado District Courts have unveiled a new opportunity for upper-level law students (preference for 3Ls) to receive externship credit for the Spring 2021 semester. The circumstances of COVID-19 have opened an opportunity for DU and CU students to gain experience in state trial court chambers both inside and outside the Denver metro area, often in places in Colorado students cannot typically extern due to proximity of in-person placements. Most of the opportunities range from 10-15 hours/week, providing an opportunity to enroll in 2-3 externship credits. 

Please see the attached list of opportunities with instructions to apply. A cover letter and resume should be included. Priority is given to applications submitted by Monday, November 16th to the individual judges. A universal cover letter is acceptable if applying to multiple sites (just be sure to change the name of the judge you are addressing).

Contact Prof. Chris Newman (cnewman@law.du.edu) with any questions.


By Judy Stein
Judy Stein Career Consultant