Spring 2014
5328 Judicial Internship I - BONADERO- 12648

Professor(s): Erma Bonadero (CLINICAL FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: Students arrange their own work schedule directly  Location:  

Course Outline: Well in advance of the semester during which they want to work, students should secure their own field placements with a state or federal judge at either the district court or appellate court level. Many judges/justices in the Houston area participate as field placement supervisors, and welcome applications from Rising 2Ls, 2Ls, Rising 3Ls, and 3Ls. If a student wishes to work for judge outside of Houston over the summer, s/he should first contact the Externship Director to discuss the possibility, and should do so before accepting a position with that judge.

Once a student secures a position, s/he must apply to the Judicial Internship Program at www.law.uh.edu/clinic. Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you’re approved, the Externship Director will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.

Any JD student doing his/her first-ever judicial internship for credit is required to attend an on-campus orientation. The date/time of the orientation is TBD. Students are responsible for reading the Daily Lex consistently to keep up with this information as it becomes available, as well as reading the Daily Lex consistently.

students must work a minimum of 180 hours to receive 3 credits.

Course Syllabus: To come; students are responsible for watching their UH email address for updates and announcements.

http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/ebonadero/judicial-internship.html

Course Notes:   Paper: Yes, at semester’s end. Additionally, students will be required to email weekly or bi-weekly journal entries and time logs to the ED, and complete placement evaluation forms.

Time: Work days/hours to be determined between the student and the field placement supervisor.

Location: Work will be done on site at the field placement (i.e., judicial chambers)

Prerequisites: Yes  Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

First Day Assignments: N/A

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No