Online Application for Judicial Externships

Please fill out the brief information below and your information will automatically be e-mailed to our offices.  If you are approved to participate in the program, the faculty instructor will email the Office of Student Services to have you enrolled in the appropriate course, and you will receive a copy of this email.  The faculty instructor will contact you directly via email if your application is not approved for some reason.

Please note that the minimum GPA required for this program is a 2.33, and that STUDENTS DO NOT ENROLL THEMSELVES IN THESE CLASSES.  THE FACULTY INSTRUCTOR WILL ENROLL YOU ONCE/IF YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED. CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE TO MAKE SURE YOUR EXTERNSHIP HAS BEEN ADDED.  IF LATER YOU DECIDE TO DROP YOUR EXTERNSHIP, PLEASE CONTACT BOTH PROF. BONADERO AND DERRICK GABRIEL.  Lastly, be sure to pay by the official deadline so you're not dropped from the program.

You may only choose the 4-credit option when you are going to be working in ONE PLACEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE SUMMER.

Semester for Enrollment 

Number of Credits for Field Placement:

Current Year In Law School
Which Externship will you be taking? Externship I must be taken before Externship II
Your Name 
Street Address 
City 
State
Zip/Postal Code
Cell Phone
E-mail Address Please use your UH email address.
Externship Information
How many hours towards your J.D. will you have completed prior to the start of your judicial Externship?
 
Are you in good academic standing?
 
Do you understand that you must have the approval of faculty supervisor Erma Bonadero before beginning to work at your placement?
 
Do you understand you cannot receive both payment (including fellowships) and academic credit for your externship? 
 
Do you understand you must complete a minimum number of 180 hours (3 credit hours) or 240 hours (4 credit hours) at the placement to receive credit, and that failure to complete your hours will result in an Incomplete (and an eventual UNSATISFACTORY if not completed within one year)?   
 

Have you ever worked for this field placement or judge previously? 

Students are not permitted to receive credit for working at a field placement or for a judge for whom they have previously worked, whether that previous work was for credit, pay, or on a volunteer basis.

 
Do you understand that the Externship is graded credit/no credit (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)?
 
Do you understand that you may participate in only one externship or clinic per semester, with the exception of the summer semester, when students may participate for credit in two externships (consecutively, not concurrently)?
 
While the Judicial Externship Faculty Supervisor can provide placement contact information, it is up to each student to contact the judge's chambers to apply and make arrangements for their Externship prior to applying for the course. You must provide complete/detailed information on your court and schedule below.
   
Court:
Judge:
Supervisor (if other than judge):
Supervisor Title:
Supervisor's Email:
Court's Address:
Court's Phone Number:
Court's Fax Number:
Start Date: (may be approximate) Students may not begin work earlier than one week prior to the official start of the school semester.
Planned Date of Completion:
 
Why are you interested in a judicial Externship?
 

List the grades you received in first year Legal Research and Writing.

First Semester  

Second Semester (if complete)

 
List any other clinics that you have taken for credit:
PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN THE EXTERNAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM, PERMISSION MUST BE GIVEN BY THE PROFESSOR. BY SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION, YOU ARE CERTIFYING THAT THE INFORMATION IS TRUE AND CORRECT.  THE INSTRUCTOR WILL EMAIL YOU WITH QUESTIONS OR WITH APPROVAL/DENIAL OF YOUR APPLICATION.  IF APPROVED, YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO STUDENT SERVICES FOR ENROLLMENT.