NOTE THAT THE 2016 GRADUATING CLASS IS SUBJECT TO PRIOR DEFINITIONS; THE CLASS OF 2017, CURRENT 2L STUDENTS, ARE SUBJECT TO NEW ACADEMIC RULES PURSUANT TO THE RUTGERS LAW MERGER.

Judicial Externship (for class of 2017 and subsequent classes, either 2 or 3 credits per term during spring or fall term, 2 - 5 in summer; for class of 2016, 3 or 4 credits per term during spring term 2016). See this course description for other limits.) Prerequisites: (1) Open to students in their 3rd term or the equivalent and thereafter; (2) Each student must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in Professional Responsibility.
Students in the class of 2017 and subsequent classes will complete 120 hours for 2 credits, or 180 hours for 3 credits, of externship-related activity (students in the class of 2016 will complete 168 hours for 3 credits, or 224 hours for 4 credits) in the chambers of a federal or state judge, attend classes, confer with the supervising faculty member regarding progress and learning goals, and complete other assignments. Placements will be made by the faculty member from among approved chambers, pursuant to an application process, or may be proposed by a student and approved by the instructor. For further information about available placements, see the Externship webpage (from the law school’s homepage, follow the link from Lawyering Programs.)  All externships are “non-course” credit; consult Academic Rules about limits on such credits.

Judicial Externship II (2 or 3 credits) Prerequisite: permission of externship faculty, and satisfactory completion of Judicial Externship for no more than 3 credits. For students continuing for a second term in the same placement, or in another judicial placement.

Practice Externship  (see credit description in Judicial Externship)
Prerequisites: (1) Open to students in their second or third year or equivalent, contingent on the relevant student practice rule. (2) Each student must have taken Professional Responsibility. (3) Any student taking a placement that requires appearance in court on behalf of a client must take Evidence. Professional Responsibility and Evidence (if required) must be completed prior to the first term of enrollment in Practice Externship. (4) Any student taking a placement in a criminal litigation agency must take Criminal Procedure: The Adjudication Process or Criminal Procedure: The Investigatory Process (these courses may be taken concurrently with the first term of the criminal litigation clinic placement). Fall or Spring term students will work 120 hours for 2 credits or 180 hours for 3 credits (except that students graduating in 2016 may work 168 hours for 3 credits or 224 hours for 4 credits)  in a civil or criminal practice setting, attend classes, confer with the supervising faculty member regarding progress and learning goals, and complete other assignments. School year placements will be made by the faculty member from among approved placements pursuant to an application process, or may be proposed by a student and approved by the instructor. For further information about available placements, see the Externship webpage (from the law school’s homepage, follow the link from Lawyering Programs.) All externships are “non-course” credit; consult Academic Rules about limits on such credits.

Summer students will earn 2 -5 credits and work a proportionate number of hours, consult with the Externship Director for guidance. 

Practice Externship II (2 or 3 credits) Prerequisite: permission of externship faculty, and satisfactory completion of Practice Externship For students continuing for a second term in the same placement, or in another practice placement.

 

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