Judicial Field Placement Program
Students serve as interns with federal and state judges. Under the supervision of a judge, law clerk or staff attorney, interns perform research, draft documents and observe courtroom proceedings to expand their knowledge of how our court systems operate.
Judicial Field Placement is ‘rewarding' experience
Malika Baker, L'20
Malika Baker served as an intern for Judge Steve Leben at the Kansas Court of Appeals as part of the school’s Judicial Field Placement Program.
“It was very rewarding to work with such experienced and insightful people,” Baker said. “Judge Leben and all of the judges that I met at the Kansas Court of Appeals shared great insight on being a focused and dedicated lawyer.”
At her internship, Baker conducted legal research and wrote memoranda. She also worked on a pre-hearing bench memo for a three-judge panel that included a case summary, facts, deep-issue statements, analysis and a recommendation for the ruling.
“The most rewarding part of my job was being able to foster my research and writing skills while working on real cases,” Baker said.
Students are eligible to participate in the Judicial Field Placement after successfully completing their first year of law school. Students can participate during the fall, spring or summer semesters for 3 to 6 credit hours.