Law 964 Judicial Externship
Credits: 2 Pass/Fail
This course allows students to experience the court system by clerking for a local judge. Students can see how the system works, what makes some lawyers better than others, and how judges make decisions.
Each student is assigned to a particular local state or federal judge at the beginning of the semester. Students are required to work 100 hours with their judge and to prepare a typed log with an explanation of their activities. The log must be approved by the judge and submitted to the professor. The judge also evaluates the student's performance on a written questionnaire.
The class meets as a whole approximately every three weeks to discuss the experience. This course is offered on a two-hour pass-fail basis. Enrollment is limited to 18 students. This course may be repeated once with the permission of the instructor, provided the clerkship is before a different judge.