Externship Listings

ID #222
SubtypeU.S. Magistrate Court - Federal
CourtU.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Judge titleThe Honorable
Judge first nameChristopher
Judge last nameBurke
First line of address844 N. King Street
Second line of addressUnit 28
DutiesWill work under the direction of the Judge and Judge's law clerks, who will assign tasks related to pending cases and legal issues before the court. Focused on legal research and writing and may be asked to assist the Courtroom Deputy with various courtroom proceedings and perform minimal admin support tasks in order to gain exposure to a federal trial court. Will have the opportunity to draft at least one memorandum order or opinion in response to a motion filed in one of the Court's various cases, including patent and trademark, personal injury, employment, Social Security, and civil rights litigation. Will utilize a variety of legal sources including the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Delaware state law, and federal administrative rules and regulations. Client-oriented - Interviewing and Counseling, preparation for testimony; Lawyer-to-lawyer - Negotiation, advocacy, transactional, courtroom; contextual (taking into account clients, lawyers, and agency mission); case planning, strategy, problem solving, fact development and analysis, conflict resolution, legal analysis, drafting legal documents or pleadings.
Agency descriptionNone listed.
Time requirementsNone listed.
Position requirements2L or 3L student with significant academic achievements, a demonstrated writing ability (journal membership preferred, but not required) and strong interpersonal communication skills. Applicants with an interest in litigating in Delaware after graduation from law school will be given preference.
Substantive prerequisitesNone listed.
Externship application deadlineno
RestrictionsNone listed
Writing sample requiredWriting Sample and interview required.
Number of students requested1
Supervisor first nameMelanie
Supervisor last nameCrawford
Supervisor titleLaw Clerk
Contact first nameMelanie
Contact last nameCrawford
Contact titleLaw Clerk
Contact phone302-573-4592

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