Judicial Externship (3 credits per term during fall or spring terms, 4 by arrangement, 3 -  6 during summer term. See this course description for other limits.) Prerequisites: (1) Open to students in their fourth term or the equivalent and thereafter; (2) Each student must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in Professional Responsibility.
Students will complete 12 hours per week (16 if electing to earn 4 credits) of externship-related activity 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.) No more than six credits may be earned for a particular placement, and no more than 9 credits may be earned for Judicial Externship during a student’s law school career. All externships are “non-course” credit; consult Academic Rules about limits on such credits.
Summer students will work 320 hours to earn 6 credits, or proportionately less for fewer credits, as described in materials about summer externship. Prospective summer students should contact the instructor during the preceding school year about assistance with identifying placements.

Judicial Externship II (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 (3 credits per term during fall or spring terms, 4 by arrangement; 3 - 6 during summer term. See this course description for other limits.)
Prerequisites: (1) Open to students in their third year or equivalent. (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 12 hours per week (16 if electing to earn 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.) No more than six credits may be earned for a particular placement, and no more than 9 credits may be earned for Practice Externship during a student’s law school career. All externships are “non-course” credit; consult Academic Rules about limits on such credits.

Summer students will work 320 hours. Prospective summer students should contact the instructor during the preceding school year about assistance with identifying placements. Summer externship may be subject to enrollment limits; see summer registration materials for current information.

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

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