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Judicial Externship Program

JEP seeks to increase the representation of minority law school graduates among the ranks of judicial clerks. The JEP Program achieves this goal by helping well-qualified minority law students gain valuable experience as judicial externs in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (federal) and the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan (county). The program at the federal court typically takes place during the students’ summer break, while the program at the county court will take place during the school year.

Program participants have the option of either receiving a modest stipend or law school credit (most students choose the stipend).  To date, there have been over two-hundred and sixty Program participants and the Foundation has provided over $391,000.00 in stipends.

The application for the Summer 2020 JEP is now available!


Students interested in applying for the Summer 2020 Program should review the attached information.

Summer 2021 Program Guide

download application instructions here

2021 JEP Application

complete the online application here

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