Indiana Supreme Court
315 Indiana State House
200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Court Administrator
Kevin S. Smith
Clerk/Administrator

Pho: 317.232.2540
Fax: 317.232.8372

Media Contact
Kathryn Dolan
Public Information Officer

Pho: 317.232.2542
Fax: 317.233.6586
kathryn.dolan@courts.in.gov

Filing Information

Where to file...

Clerk of the Appellate Courts
200 W. Washington St.
216 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Filing Guidelines

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Indiana Supreme Court > Externships Supreme Court Externships

The Supreme Court of Indiana has opportunities for externs to work directly with three of the five Justices of the Court. Each extern will perform a variety of tasks.

Eligibility. Externship positions are available to students who have completed the first year of law school.

Compensation. Externships are unpaid.  If an extern desires internship/externship or similar education credits for their participation, they must coordinate with their law schools.

Applications. Each Justice of the Supreme Court makes his or her own decisions on selecting externs according to each Justice's own policies and procedures. Some Justices have specific application requirements, so please review the information below for each Justice. Typically, applications for externships include the following materials:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A resume;
  3. A college transcript and law school transcript;
  4. A writing sample.

Applicants who wish to apply to an individual Justice may do so by mailing one copy of an application to:

Justice Steven H. David

321 Indiana State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232.2547 (tel.)

Anticipated openings: Justice David accepts up to five externs for each of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, on a rolling acceptance basis, subject to the deadlines below.  Externs are selected solely on the basis of the application packet.  No interviews will be scheduled. 

  • Applications for the Fall Semester must be submitted no later than July 21st of the prior summer.  
  • Applications for the Spring Semester must be submitted no later than October 31st of the prior fall. 
  • Applications for the Summer Semester must be submitted no later than March 31st of the prior spring.

Justice Mark S. Massa

304 Indiana State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232.2550 (tel.)

Anticipated openings:  Justice Massa accepts up to five externs for each of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, on a rolling acceptance basis until space is filled.  Students at IU-McKinney School of Law should apply through Professor Joel Schumm.  Students at other law schools should send a cover letter, resume including law school GPA, and a short (5-10 page) writing sample in the form of a memo or brief (not an academic paper or law review note) to Justice Massa’s chambers.

Justice Loretta H. Rush

    324 Indiana State House
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    (317) 232.2548 (tel.)

    Anticipated openings:  Justice Rush has two openings for externs for Spring 2015 and will accept applications through September 30, 2014.  Students at IU-McKinney School of Law should apply through Professor Joel Schumm.

     

    The Indiana Supreme Court is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a copy of the EEOP Short Form will be provided upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.