Externship Listings

ID #188
SubtypeSuperior Court (Appellate) - PA
CourtSuperior Court of Pennsylvania
Judge titleJustice
Judge first nameThe Honorable James
Judge last nameFitzgerald, III
First line of address530 Walnut Street
Second line of addressSuite 1776
DutiesDuties include extensive legal research, writing drafts of appellate decisions, and attending oral arguments. Students may be able to earn writing credit.
Agency descriptionThis court reviews most of the civil and criminal cases that are appealed from the Courts of Common Pleas. The court often is the final arbiter of legal disputes. Although the Supreme Court may grant a petition for review of a Superior Court decision, most such petitions are denied and the ruling of the Superior Court stands.
Time requirementsA minimum of 10 hours per week during the academic year.
Position requirementsIn addition to any requirements imposed by the school, strong research and writing skills are necessary.
Substantive prerequisitesnone listed
Externship application deadlineno
RestrictionsNo conflict of interest issues.
Writing sample requiredYes
Number of students requested1
Supervisor salutationJustice
Supervisor first nameJames
Supervisor last nameFitzgerald, III
Supervisor titlenone listed
Contact salutationMr.
Contact first nameKeith
Contact last nameLee
Contact tagEsq.
Contact titleLaw Clerk
Contact phone215-560-6081

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