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* EXTERNSHIP FOR JUDGE FRIMPONG - SUMMER AND FALL 2022

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Job Specifications
Location: 
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Closing Date: 
Open until filled
Number of Positions: 
One
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

Judge Frimpong is seeking externs with strong research and writing skills, who are passionate about the law, willing to learn, and dedicated to improving our justice system. Law students with a demonstrated commitment to public service, diversity, and an inclusive work environment are encouraged to apply. Moreover, Judge Frimpong encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seek a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstances.

Our externs work very closely with the law clerks and Judge Frimpong, and they have the opportunity to draft orders, perform substantive legal research and writing, assist the judge and law clerks in preparation for hearings, and observe criminal and civil hearings and trials. Extern drafts are reviewed by the law clerks and the Judge, and they are provided substantive feedback on their writing. Judge Frimpong and her clerks are committed to providing mentorship and guidance to law students throughout the externship and beyond.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Interested applicants may submit the following materials in PDF format to MEMF_chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript (even if unofficial)
  • Writing sample (five to ten pages in length)
  • Response to Essay Question: Please describe your commitment to public service, to include any service to others in the community (“Community” may include the applicant’s family, depending on their circumstances) (500 word limit)