Section Description Provided by Instructor
Hon. Debra Livingston, Anne Green (you will receive 3 field placement points and 1 classroom point for this externship upon its successful completion). Meetings are held in chambers.
Judge Debra Livingston of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Anne Green (Director of Academic Counseling & Judicial Programming) will co-supervise the Federal Appellate Court Externship. The class combines intensive work in the chambers of a Second Circuit Judge with roughly eight class sessions. Work with the Judge will involve legal research, analysis and writing on the cases to which (s)he is assigned. The class sessions are taught in a variety of styles. Several lectures address fundamental topics of appellate review and federal jurisdiction. During other sessions, distinguished guest speakers will discuss various aspects of appellate practice. Finally, one class session is devoted to a moot court exercise at which students argue an appeal before a panel of Second Circuit judges.
Limitations: This class is limited to candidates for the J.D. degree who have attended law school for at least one academic year.
If you are interested, please submit SEVEN stapled copies of your application to Anne Green no later than Tuesday, October 30th at 3:00 pm, by dropping them off at her office (Room 505 of W&J Warren Hall). If Anne is not available, you may leave your applications (marked as such) with one of coordinators at the Student Services desk. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The application consists of (in this order):
- COVER SHEET (with your Name, Expected Graduation Year, CUID #, Email Address and Telephone Number)
- YOUR RESUME
- YOUR LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT (Unofficial or Official)
- A WRITING SAMPLE OF 5-10 PAGES
It is expected that interviews and offers for the externship will take place in early November.
Selection Process: Applications for this externship in Spring 2013 will be submitted in October 2012. Based upon these applications, students will be selected for interviews by representatives of the participating judges. To be accepted for this class, you must be invited for an interview and then be selected by a participating judge for work in his or her chambers. Students cannot volunteer to work in a Second Circuit judge's chambers and then apply for the course. Students may not take a clinic or another externship and this course simultaneously.
Evaluation: This class is not graded. Credit is received upon satisfactory classroom performance and the judge's statement that work completed in chambers was acceptable. Enrolled students who want to receive a minor writing credit for this course must complete Registration Services' minor writing credit form. Writing credit will be awarded upon receipt of the judge's statement that 25 pages of satisfactory writing was done.
W 5:15 –7:15 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
By permission only. This class is limited to candidates for the J.D. degree who have attended Columbia Law School for at least one academic year