Prerequisites: (1) Open to students in their fourth term or the equivalent and thereafter; (2) Each student must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in Professional Responsibility. Note that some judicial placements require students to commit to also staying and enrolling in Judicial Externship II.
During Fall and Spring terms, students will complete 12 hours per week (16 if electing to earn 4 credits) of externship-related activity in the chambers of a federal or state judge, attend classes, confer with the supervising faculty member regarding progress and learning goals, and complete other assignments. Placements will be made by the faculty member from among approved chambers, pursuant to an application process, or may be proposed by a student and approved by the instructor. For further information about available placements, see the Externship webpage (from the law schoolཧs homepage, follow the link from Lawyering Programs.) No more than 6 credits may be earned for a particular placement, and no more than 9 credits may be earned for Judicial Externship during a studentཧs law school career.
Summer students will work 320 hours. Prospective summer students should contact the instructor during the preceding school year about assistance with identifying placements. Summer externship may be subject to enrollment limits; see summer registration materials for current information.
All externships are “non-course” credit; consult Academic Rules about limit on such credits.