Judge Tana Lin
Judge Lin has selected law clerks through the 2024 term and does not expect to have any openings until at least Fall 2024. When she begins her selection process, she will post a notice here on this court webpage and on OSCAR. Applications received outside of a posted selection period will generally not be considered. Applicants who have submitted unsolicited application materials are encouraged to reapply during the posted selection period for any future clerkship postings. To be considered for a clerkship with Judge Lin, applicants must have at least one year of prior federal clerkship experience or two years' litigation experience after graduating from law school (or some equivalent combination of experience) when applying.
Judge Lin is not accepting applications for externs at this time. Generally, during each school year, Judge Lin will host one part-time 3L extern from the University of Washington School of Law in the Fall, and one part-time 2L or 3L extern from Seattle University School of Law in the Spring. When she begins her selection process for these externship opportunities, she will post a notice here on this court webpage and will forward the information to the relevant school’s Externship Office. Additionally, the Western District of Washington regularly partners with the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington to provide judicial externships to law students who are underrepresented in the legal profession. The application period for the Western District of Washington's Summer Diversity Externship Program is typically between December through February each year. This is a summer externship that typically starts between late May and mid-June depending on the students' law school terms. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. For more information, see WDWA Summer Diversity Externship Program 2023 FINAL.pdf