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JD Part Time Externship
Provides an opportunity to obtain field based experience on a part-time basis. Students must work three hours per week for 15 weeks for each credit earned, and may earn from two to six credits depending on the time committed. Students meet regularly with their faculty sponsors for evaluation and reflection of their experience.
Places students in judges' chambers, where students learn about the process of judicial decision making by observing the function of a court. Students work with the supervising judge to develop legal skills such as writing, research, and analytical skills. All judicial externship students complete an Academic Component which concentrates on judicial and legal ethics, judicial philosophy and history; decision-making and judicial discretion; and judicial opinion writing.