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Bates Law Building Room 1 (Legal Clinic Front Desk)
Office: 713 743 2094
Fax: 713 743 2195
Email: JHeppard@Central.UH.edu

Judicial, Government and Nonprofit Externship Program

Janet Heppard
Director of the Clinical Legal Education Program
Director of the Civil Practice Clinic

Please see Professor Heppard for more information about the Externship Programs.

JANET HEPPARD is the Law Center Clinic Director and Director of the Civil Practice Clinic.  She received her undergraduate degree in Geology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and worked as a geophysicist for 8 years before returning to the University of Houston where she earned a joint JD/MBA degree. 

Professor Heppard began working in the Civil Clinic in 1995 and became the Law Center Clinic Director in 2008. She received the Longevity of Exemplary Service to the Houston Bar Association Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program from the Houston Bar Foundation in 2003.  She also received an Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for her work on Hague Convention Cases.  In addition to her work in the clinic, Professor Heppard has also taught a courses in Domestic Violence and Immigration & Family Law.

Judicial, Government and Nonprofit Externship Program

Kristina Van ArsdelKristina Van Arsdel
Director of the Externship Program, Fall 2016
UH Law Center Adjunct Faculty 
Supervises the Government and Nonprofit Externship Program

Professor Kristina Van Arsdel started working with University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) externs in 2005, serving as the Assistant Clinical Professor, Judicial Internship/Externship Program for two years. She graduated from UHLC in 2003, worked for one year as a briefing attorney to Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, and then as an Associate at Bracewell & Giuliani and later a contract attorney at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.

Judicial Externship Program

Anna  Archer    Anna Archer
UH Law Center Adjunct Faculty
Supervises the summer Judicial Externship Program

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Professor Anna Archer has been working with University of Houston Law Center ("UHLC") interns/externs during the summers since 2008. She graduated from UHLC in 2006, worked for one year as a law clerk for Judge Samuel B. Kent, and then worked in the litigation section at Baker Botts for three years. She now works as a career law clerk for Judge Gray H. Miller in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

Judicial Externship Program

Carey Worrell
UH Law Center Adjunct Faculty
Supervises the summer Judicial Externship Program

Carey graduated with honors from the University of Houston in 2000 with a degree in both Economics and Political Science.  Upon completing her undergraduate education, she went on to Harvard Law School, where she graduated with honors in 2003.  Since graduating from law school, Carey has held attorney positions in both the private and public sector.  She worked in the litigation section of a large Texas-based multi-practice law firm, where she worked on franchise disputes, insurance litigation, Medicare fraud prosecutions, and other commercial litigation matters at both the trial court and appellate level.  Carey also worked as a federal law clerk for two judges in the Southern District of Texas.  She has held a teaching position in the Economics Department at Harvard University and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Houston School of Law.

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