Real Cases. Real Experience.
Fall Course Description
Taught by Mary R. Crouter
In the fall and spring, the Judicial Internship Program has two concurrent components: an internship with a court for 3 or 4 credits and a 1-credit course. Students are required to complete at least 180 or 240 hours of work (for 3 or 4 credits) in the internship placement during the semester. The 1-credit course meets weekly for an hour and a half and typically concludes several weeks before the end of the semester. Before applying to the instructor for approval to register, the student must secure an internship with a participating court in Austin.
Summer Course Description
Taught by Elizabeth Cohen, Elana Einhorn, and Mary R. Crouter
3 credits (pass/fail) – offered Summer 2015
This program is open to students who have completed their first two semesters.
Students register for Law W398J.
In the summer, students enrolled in the Judicial Internship Program are required to complete at least 180 hours of work in the internship placement after the end of final exams in May and before the end of the summer session in mid-August. Students must also write several short essays, submit other assignments, and maintain contact with the faculty instructors by telephone and email. No separate, concurrent course is offered or required.
Before applying to the instructor for approval to register, the student must secure an internship with a participating court in Austin, or a federal judge or state appellate judge outside Austin (or Texas). In the case of a court outside Austin (or Texas), the instructor will contact the court to verify the court’s willingness to participate in the Law School’s Judicial Internship Program before approving the student’s application to register.