Judicial Externship Placement and Seminar
This course includes a placement with a federal judge or a state court judge in New York City or surrounding jurisdictions with a related seminar. Students work with the judge or on placement work for a minimum of 140 hours (10–12 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 hours per week during the shorter summer session). Students also attend the Judicial Externship Seminar. The seminar meets every other week during the fall and spring semesters and every week during the shorter summer session. The topics explored in the seminar include: research and legal writing for a judge, including opinion writing and bench memos; judicial selection processes; judicial ethics and oversight; judicial decision-making; the role of the judge in settlement, pretrial, and trial processes; and the effects of the judge.
This externship experience is comprised of a two-credit externship placement with a judge in New York City or surrounding jurisdictions and a co-requisite one-credit seminar.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal Defense; Criminal Prosecution; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Copyright and Trademark; Tax; Trusts and Estates
Approved for Experiential Learning Requirement.
3 Credits (2 credits for the placement, 1 credit for the co-requisite seminar)