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Judicial Internship

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Fall & Spring Semesters | Summer Session


Fall / Spring

Spring 2014 Course Description
Taught by Mary R. Crouter

3 or 4 credits (pass/fail) – offered Fall 2014, Spring 2015
This program is open to students who have completed their first two semesters.
Students must register for Law 179M and either Law 398J or Law 498J.

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

Summer 2014 Course Description
Taught by Elizabeth Cohen and Mary R. Crouter

3 credits (pass/fail) – offered Summer 2014
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.