Section Description Provided by Instructor
(minor writing credit optional)
3 of the 4 course points count toward the 18 non-class points allowed for J.D. credit under the Rules for the JD Degree revised in May 2007.
Students clerk with a judge or magistrate of a U.S. District Court, attend classroom discussions of issues relevant to the clerkship, read selected articles about the judicial and clerkship experience, and record their reflections in writing.
Students work 15 hours in the fieldwork component of the course. They must spend at least one full day or two half days in chambers. Students help draft opinions and also observe various court proceedings including trials, hearings and conferences. They also observe settlement conferences.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (upon consultation)
Federal Courts, Evidence
Participation in the program is contingent upon the availability of positions and approval of your application by a judge or magistrate. Registration is limited to 24 students.