Judge Todd Markle, Georgia Court of Appeals

SITE DESCRIPTION Students work under the direct supervision of Judge Markle and his staff attorneys. Students will perform legal research, analysis, and writing. Most students will have an opportunity to attend oral argument and will gain a better understanding of the Georgia appellate process. STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Prerequisites: None Preferences: None ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Interested students should… Read more »

Judge Jason B. Thompson, Fayette County State Court

SITE DESCRIPTION This externship focuses on criminal and civil matters before Fayette County State Court, to include observing motions hearings, bench trials, and jury trials.  The extern will assist Judge Thompson with his caseload through legal research and writing, including summarizing case files, drafting memorandums on varying areas of law, and drafting orders for the… Read more »

Judge Kimberly A. Childs, Cobb County Superior Court

SITE DESCRIPTION Students will work closely with and under the direct supervision of Judge Childs’s Staff Attorney and will assist the Court in its work related to pending criminal, civil, and domestic cases. Students will engage in a wide range of activities typical to the work of a judicial law clerk.  Such activities include: 1)… Read more »

Judge Leigh Martin May, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

SITE DESCRIPTION This externship will expose students to the practice of civil and criminal law in the Northern District of Georgia. Students will work for Judge May by performing legal research and drafting orders. Students will also have the opportunity to observe pre-trial hearings and civil and criminal trials. STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Prerequisites: Law Review or… Read more »

Judge Paul M. Baisier, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia

SITE DESCRIPTION Externs will work with Judge Baisier and his law clerk. Responsibilities will include calendar preparation, legal research, writing memoranda, attending hearings and trials and drafting orders. STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Prerequisites: Basic Bankruptcy coursework Preferences: None ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Acceptance into this externship may involve a complete FBI background investigation. Students must submit a writing sample… Read more »

Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

SITE DESCRIPTION This externship will expose students to the practice of civil and criminal law in the Northern District of Georgia. Students will work for Judge Batten by performing legal research and drafting orders. Students will also have the opportunity to observe pre-trial hearings and civil and criminal trials. STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Prerequisites: Top academic credentials… Read more »

Justice Nels S.D. Peterson, Georgia Supreme Court

SITE DESCRIPTION Students work for Justice Peterson under the direct supervision of his staff attorneys. Externship includes legal research and writing and the opportunity to observe oral argument. Assignment of projects to externs is dependent upon research and writing skills. STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Prerequisites: Demonstrated academic excellence; Superior writing and research skills Preferences: Third-year students but second-year students… Read more »

Judge Jane C. Barwick, Fulton County Superior Court

SITE DESCRIPTION Externs will receive case files with motions and other pleadings, including motions to compel, motions for summary judgment, motions for attorney’s fees, petitions for judicial review, declaratory judgments, etc. Externs will read the case file, conduct research, write a summary including important facts and applicable law, and make a recommendation regarding whether the… Read more »

Judge Reuben M. Green, Cobb County Superior Court

SITE DESCRIPTION Students will work closely with and under the direct supervision of Judge Green’s Staff Attorney and will assist the Court in its work related to pending criminal, civil, and domestic cases. Students will engage in a wide range of activities typical to the work of a judicial law clerk. Such activities include: 1)… Read more »

Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Georgia Court of Appeals

SITE DESCRIPTION Students work for Judge Dillard under the direct supervision of Judge Dillard and his staff attorneys. Students will perform legal research, analysis, and writing. Most students will have an opportunity to attend oral argument and will gain a better understanding of the Georgia appellate process. STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Prerequisites: None Preferences: Third-year students, but… Read more »