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Contact Information and Staff Listing

Stop in and talk with the externship supervisor Professor Erma Bonadero.

Bates Law Building Room 101D
Office: 713 743 2531
Fax: 713 743 2097

Government & Nonprofit Externship Program & Judicial Externship Program

Erma BonaderoErma Bonadero
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of the Government and Nonprofit Externship Program and the Judicial Externship Program


ERMA BONADERO is a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor and the Director of the Externship Program and Judicial Externship Program. In this capacity, she oversees upper-level students’ field placements which occur in judicial chambers, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Professor Bonadero guides students through their workplace experiences and trains field placement supervisors regarding their responsibilities in making the externship a valuable educational experience for the student.

Professor Bonadero acquired her undergraduate degree from Texas State University (cum laude), and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where she was a research editor of the Houston Law Review. During her final semester she served as a judicial intern for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Upon law school graduation, Prof. Bonadero worked as a civil litigator in the Houston office of an international law firm. She later served as an Assistant Harris County Attorney in the Children’s Protective Division, handling cases of alleged child abuse and neglect, and as an Attorney Placement Director at a national legal recruiting corporation. Through the UHLC’s A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, Prof. Bonadero became certified in both mediation and advanced arbitration skills. She also is a Myers-Briggs certified trainer.

Professor Bonadero is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow and a member of various nonprofit boards of directors.  

Judicial Externship Program

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


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.