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Summer II 2014
5328 Judicial Externship I - (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as “Judicial Internship I”) - BONADERO/ARCHER/WORRELL- 18434

Professor(s): Erma Bonadero (DEPARTED)
Anna Archer (ADJUNCT)
Carey  Worrell (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: Well in advance of the semester during which they want to work, students should secure their own field placements with a state or federal judge at either the district court or appellate court level. Many judges/justices in the Houston area participate as field placement supervisors, and welcome applications from Rising 2Ls, 2Ls, Rising 3Ls, and 3Ls. If a student wishes to work for judge outside of Houston over the summer, s/he should first contact the Externship Director to discuss the possibility, and should do so before accepting a position with that judge.

Once a student secures a position, s/he must apply to the Judicial Internship Program at Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you’re approved, the Externship Director will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.

Any JD student doing his/her first-ever judicial internship for credit is required to attend an on-campus orientation. The date/time of the orientation is TBD. Students are responsible for reading the Daily Lex consistently to keep up with this information as it becomes available, as well as reading the Daily Lex consistently.
Students must work a minimum of 180 hours to receive 3 credits

Course Syllabus: To come; students are responsible for watching their UH email address for updates and announcements.


Course Notes:   Paper: Yes, at semester’s end. Additionally, students will be required to email weekly or bi-weekly journal entries and time logs to the ED, and complete placement evaluation forms.
Time: Work days/hours to be determined between the student and the field placement supervisor.

Location: Work will be done on site at the field placement (i.e., judicial chambers)

All students will meet for a mandatory orientation of roughly one hour to review the nuts and bolts of the courses’ requirements, discuss matters of ethics and professionalism, and address any initial student concerns/questions. This orientation will be held twice, to make it more accessible for students’ planning purposes. You have a choice whether to attend on 4/23/14 in Room 240 BLB, OR on 5/8/14 in 209 BLB, and will receive an email to confirm which you will attend.

Prerequisites: Yes  Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

First Day Assignments: N/A

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (3/27/2014 11:22:06 AM)

No book required for this course