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Experiential Learning Calendar, Timeline and Deadlines

​​​​Legal Clinics

For Enrollment in: Fall 2021 Spring 2022Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

​​Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Marketing Period Starts 3/1/2021 10/4/2021​N/A
2/28/2022
10/3/2022
​N/A
2/27/2023
Clinic Application Available on Website 3/15/2021 10/18/2021​N/A
3/14/2022
10/17/2022
​N/A
3/13/2023
Priority Deadline for Clinic Application 4/5/2021 11/1/2021​N/A
4/4/2022
10/31/2022​N/A
4/3/2023
Students Notified of Acceptance/Denial 4/9/2021 11/5/2021​N/A
4/8/2022
11/4/2022​N/A
4/7/2023
Student Deadline for Accepting Clinic Offer 4/12/2021 11/8/2021​N/A
4/11/2022
11/7/2022
​N/A
4/10/2023

Practicums

Litigation Laboratory

For Enrollment in:​
Fall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

​​Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Marketing Period Starts3/1/202110/4/2021​N/A
2/28/2022
10/3/2022
​​N/A
2/27/2023
Lit Lab Application Available on Website3/15/202110/18/2021​​N/A
3/14/2022
10/17/2022
​​N/A
3/13/2023
Priority Deadline for Lit Lab Application4/5/202111/1/2021​​N/A
4/4/2022
10/31/2022​​N/A
4/3/2023
Students Notified of Acceptance/Denial4/9/202111/5/2021​​N/A
4/8/2022
11/4/2022​​N/A
4/7/2023
Student Deadline for Accepting Lit Lab Offer4/12/202111/8/2021​​N/A
4/11/2022
11/7/2022
​​N/A​
4/10/2023


IHRLI

For Enrollment in:​
Fall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

​​Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Marketing Period Starts3/1/202110/4/2021​N/A
2/28/2022
10/3/2022
​​N/A
2/27/2023
IHRLI Application Available on Website3/15/202110/18/2021​​N/A
3/14/2022
10/17/2022
​​N/A
3/13/2023
Priority Deadline for IHRLI Application4/5/202111/1/2021​​N/A
4/4/2022
10/31/2022​​N/A
4/3/2023
Students Notified of Acceptance/Denial4/9/202111/5/2021​​N/A
4/8/2022
11/4/2022​​N/A
4/7/2023
Student Deadline for Accepting IHRLI Offer4/12/202111/8/2021​​N/A
4/11/2022
11/7/2022
​​N/A​
4/10/2023

Externships Program

For Students

For Enrollment in:   Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Marketing Period Begins
3/1/21 Mon May 31, 2021
Mon Oct. 4, 2021
Externship Postings Available on Externship Position Listings 3/15/21 Mon, June 7, 2021 Mon, Oct. 18, 2021
Applications Due to Externship Sites (see Externship Position Listings)*** 5/10/21 Mon, Aug. 2, 2021 Mon, Dec. 13, 2021
Deadline to Submit Externship Application to COL (except as below) 5/24/21 Mon, Aug. 16, 2021 Mon, Jan. 3, 2022
Deadline to Apply for Externship for a Site not on the List of Pre-Approved Externship Sites 5/24/21 Mon, Aug. 30, 2021 Mon, Jan. 3, 2022
Affiliation Agreements Must be Executed by: 6/4/21 Fri, Aug. 20, 2021 Fri, Jan. 14, 2024
Daily Logs Due Date Every Monday Every Monday Every Monday
First Report6/21/21
Mon, Sept. 13, 2021 Mon, Jan 31, 2022
Second Report: 7/5/ 2021 Mon, Oct. 25, 2021 Mon, March 14, 2022
Final Report Due Date 7/29/2021 Thurs, Dec. 2, 2021 Thurs, April 28, 2022

Federal Judiciary Externships

Most federal judges prefer that law schools send all student applications for Federal Judicial Externships in a single bulk mailing from the law school. Most federal judges also have stated preferences for the applications the judges will accept for consideration. The most common preferences include students' year in law school and class rank. The College of Law Externship Program assists students in obtaining Federal Judicial Externships by distributing applications directly to the federal judges on behalf of our students. To apply for a Federal Judicial Externship, qualified students will submit an application packet consisting of a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample and FERPA release form through our online Externship Postings (search for Federal Judiciary Externships). The Externship Program will determine which of these applications to forward to judges based on which applications match the judges' stated preferences. The Externship Program will send those applications that meet the judges' stated preferences to the federal judges' chambers either through email or US mail in accordance with the timeline set forth below.

For Enrollment in: Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Federal Judicial Externships posted to the Externship Postings Listings by:
January 22, 2021 April 19, 2021
Information about dates and the Federal Judicial Externship process will be listed in the College of Law Weekly Newsletter on: January 22, 29, February 5, 2021 April 22 & 29, 2021
Deadline for students to submit application materials: February 8, 2021 May 3, 2021
Application packets sent to federal judges' chambers by: February 15, 2021 May 7, 2021

Illinois State Court Externships

New this semester!  The College of Law Externship Program has partnered with the Cook County Circuit Court to provide application packets to the Court in a single bulk mailing from the law school.  To apply for a Federal Judicial Externship, qualified students will submit an application packet consisting of a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample, application, two letters of recommendation and FERPA release form through our online Externship Postings (search for Cook County Circuit Court Externships). The Externship Program will determine which of these applications to forward to judges based on which applications match the judges' stated preferences. The Externship Program will send those applications that meet the judges' stated preferences to the federal judges' chambers either through email or US mail in accordance with the timeline set forth below.

For Enrollment in: Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Cook County Circuit Court Externships posted to the Externship Postings Listings by:
January 22, 2021 April 19, 2021
Information about dates and the Cook County Circuit Court Externship process will be listed in the College of Law Weekly Newsletter on: January 22, 29, February 5, 2021 April 22 & 29, 2021
Deadline for students to submit application materials: February 15, 2021 May 3, 2021
Application packets sent to Circuit Court judges' chambers by: February 22, 2021 May 7, 2021



For Site Supervisors

For Enrollment in: Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
New Externship Site Questionnaire Due Date 5/24/2021 Wed, Aug. 11, 2021 Mon, Jan. 3, 2022
Affiliation Agreements Must be Executed by: 6/4/ 2021 Fri, Aug. 22, 2021 Fri, Jan. 14, 2022
Mid-Semester Evaluation Due Date 7/5/2021 Mon, Oct. 25, 2021 Mon, March 14, 2022
Final Evaluation Due Date 7/26/2021 Fri, Nov. 27, 2020 Fri, April 23, 2021
MCLE Form Due Date (optional) 7/26/2021 Fri, Nov. 26, 2021 Fri, April 22, 2022

3YP (only 2Ls can apply during Fall of their 2L year)

Summer 2021​​​

Fall 2022
Spring 2023
3YP Marketing Period Starts N/A Monday, October 4, 2021 N/A
3YP Application Available on Website N/A Monday, October 18, 2021 N/A
Student Deadline for Submitting Application N/A Monday, November 1, 2021 N/A
Student Notified for Acceptance/Denial N/A Friday, November 5, 2021 N/A
Student Deadline for Accepting 3YP Offer N/A Monday, November 8, 2021 N/A

Moot Court

1L Students

For Enrollment in: Summer 2021

Fall 2021
Marketing Period Starts N/A
March 2021
Informational Meeting N/A
April 16, 2021
Student Deadline for Submitting Application N/A
April 27-29, 2021
Moot Court Tryouts N/A
May 7-8, 2021
Selection Decisions Announced N/A
June 11, 2021

2L Students

For Enrollment in: Summer 2021

Fall 2021
Marketing Period Starts N/A
TBD
Informational Meeting N/A
TBD
Student Deadline for Submitting Application N/A
TBD
Moot Court Tryouts N/A
TBD
Select Decisions Announced N/A
TBD

National Trial Team*

For Enrollment in: Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Informational Meeting N/A April 2, 2021 N/A N/A
Student Deadline for emailing intention to tryout N/A April 14, 2021 N/A N/A
Trial Team Tryouts N/A April 17, 2021 N/A N/A
*These dates are subject to change
(Rev. as of 01/22/2021​)