Judicial Externship: Judicial Process Seminar


This CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have received permission from the Office of Experiential Education to enroll. This is the companion academic component for students simultaneously enrolled in the Judicial Externship: Fieldwork course. The two-hour weekly seminar examines legal ethics from the perspective of the judiciary, including topics such as conflicts of interest, competency, confidentiality, pro bono obligations, and judicial ethics. The class also focuses on the legal and philosophical foundations of judicial decision-making, specialty courts, alternative dispute resolution, and legal research and writing. The seminar requires students to write a 15-page paper and make a class presentation. In addition, each student keeps a reflective journal chronicling their educational experience and reactions to the practice of law observed at the field placement. NOTE: Students who enroll in this component of the externship may count the credits towards the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement or the Professional Responsibility requirement. It may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement. COREQUISITE: Judicial Externship: Fieldwork (JD 735). GRADING NOTICE: This class does not offer the CR/NC/H option.
Fall 2017: LAW JD 736 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
A1Sean J. Kealy3Wed5:30 pm - 7:30 pmLAW508
Spring 2018: LAW JD 736 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
B1Selena Fitanides3Tue5:30 pm - 7:30 pmLAW519