Judicial Externship: Judicial Process Seminar

LAW JD 736

The Judicial Externship is a one-semester clinical program. Students are required to apply and be accepted to the program before they may register. In this seminar, which is the class component for the Judicial Externship Program, we will discuss several issues related to the roles of the judge and judicial intern. We will discuss issues of confidentiality and ethical considerations applicable to judges and to interns and law clerks. We also will explore the differences between trial and appellate courts, which set the parameters within which judges make decisions. Students will receive advanced instruction in legal research and writing applicable to their placements. We will discuss examples of effective and ineffective lawyering that interns observe in their placements. We also will focus on the legal and philosophical foundations of judicial decision-making, and how those influence decisions. Finally, we will discuss specialty courts, and processes that judges use to help parties resolve disputes, such as mediation and settlement. Students will be required to write regular journals and a 15 page final paper. Students may be required to do a class presentation. There will be no final exam but students will be evaluated on their final paper, journals, class participation, and class presentation. COREQUISITE: Judicial Externship/Fieldwork (JD 735). NOTE: This seminar does NOT satisfy the professional responsibility requirement. GRADING NOTICE: Dean Marx and Professor Knight's sections do not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Kealy LAW ARR W 2:30 pm-4:00 pm Stamped Approval
Room is LAW 519
Class Full

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Fitanides LAW ARR T 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Stamped Approval
Mts in LAW 519

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