The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

“That they may truly and impartially administer justice”

Judicial Internship Program

Photo of The Honorable Brett Busby with Intern Cooke Kelsey

The Honorable Brett Busby of the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals with Cooke Kelsey, '14

Students enrolled in the Judicial Internship Program receive academic credit for working directly with judges and their staff attorneys and law clerks to draft opinions, orders and legal memoranda. Interns also observe court proceedings and work with instructors to reflect upon their experiences. Through these hands-on experiences, students develop and synthesize their analytical, research and writing skills and broaden their understanding of judicial decisionmaking and the legal system.

During the fall and spring semesters the program serves students who intern with participating courts in Austin. During the summer, students may also intern with federal court judges and state appellate judges outside Austin. Since 2004, more than 60 students have participated each summer, interning with judges across the country.

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