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Spring 2015
5412 Judicial Externship II - (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as “Judicial Internship II”) - BONADERO- 12415

Professor(s): Erma Bonadero (CLINICAL FACULTY)

Credits: 4

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 www.law.uh.edu/clinic. 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.

Students in this course do not need to attend an orientation, as they have already completed Judicial Internship I. Students will still be responsible for submitting journal entries, time logs, and evaluations, and possibly attending an in-person meeting with the ED over the course of the semester.
Students must work a minimum of 240 hours to receive 4 credits.

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

Prerequisites: Yes  Completion of 30 hours and Judicial Internship I, 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.

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