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Spring 2023

5329 Judicial Externship II - POWERS/VAN ARSDEL- 11087

Professor(s): Bill  Powers (DIRECTOR/SUPERVISOR )
Kristina Van Arsdel (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 a 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 Externship 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.

Students in this course do not need to attend an orientation, as they have already completed Judicial Externship I. Students will still be responsible for submitting journal entries and/or reflective writing assignments, time logs, and evaluations, and possibly attending an in-person meeting with the ED over the course of the semester.

Students will be required to work at their placements for 60 hours to earn each hour of academic credit.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:    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)

Prerequisites: Yes   - Completion of 30 hours and Judicial Externship 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.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: field placement

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials

No book required for this course