Judicial Externship

SLN #: 13655
Course Prefix: LAW-785
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 2-3
Instructor(s): Plunkett

Course Description:
Experience: The real teacher. The externship experience enhances your law school education and allows you the opportunity to refine your professional skills while working closely with esteemed judges and judicial clerks. Judicial placements are available with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States Bankruptcy Court, United States District Court, Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona Court of Appeals, and occasionally the Arizona Supreme Court.. Accordingly, the College will normally recognize a maximum of 12 credit hours for law school externship work in partial fulfillment of the J.D. degree under the guidelines set forth in the STATEMENT OF STUDENT POLICIES. A listing of all available externship opportunities is distributed to students in September (for spring) and in January (for summer and fall.) Please see Carolyn Landry in Room 101 if you have any questions.

Professional Skills Requirement: Some placements may fulfill the professional skills requirement if a student receives substantial instruction in “professional skills generally regarded as necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession.” A student must engage in significant writing and receive critical feedback on the work product If a student believes that a placement fulfills the professional skills requirement, please see Professor Jennifer Barnes.

Classes will meet on the following dates:
January 28, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
February 11, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
February 25, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 11, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 25, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
April 8, 2011 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2-3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.