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Spring 2015
5407 Judicial Externship I - (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as “Judicial Internship I”) - BONADERO- 12411

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, 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.

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 their law school email and The Lex consistently to keep up with this information as it becomes available.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   Students will be required to attend an orientation, email weekly or bi-monthly journal entries and time logs to the ED, complete placement evaluation forms, and attend individual conferences with the ED.

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)

Externship Programs Orientation Dates:
- January 21, 2015 – Room 4 BLB, from 12 – 12:50 p.m.
- January 27, 2015 – Room 4 BLB, from 12 – 12:50 p.m.

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:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: No

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

Course Materials (10/28/2014 4:59:21 PM)

No book required for this course