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B698 Judicial Field Placements

Description Judicial field placements (or judicial externships) offer second- and third-year students an unparalleled opportunity to study the judicial decision-making process; federal and state jurisdiction; civil and criminal procedure; and the court system as a whole, as well as to polish skills in legal research, writing, observation, and analysis. During the spring semester, students spend one full day (or two half-days; 8 hours) per week, for 13 weeks, in the chambers of a federal or state judge or a minimum of 52 hours per credit. Their work is directed by the judge and/or law clerks, and reviewed by their faculty supervisor. Students share some of the duties of the judge#s law clerks, including the responsibility for active case files. Students often also observe trials, arguments, pre-trial conferences, and sentencing hearings. The externship typically runs from the first week of classes through the last week of classes. Students need to attend four meetings throughout the semester on January 11, February 13, March 27, April 17, they can choose a timeslot at 8 am or at noon on those days). Throughout the semester, students will also submit a series of short reflective essays on their externship experience. Students seeking externships with a judge or judge magistrate in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, or a justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, must apply through Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse (ivanderc@indiana.edu), Faculty Director of Externships and Clerkship Placements. Application materials include: updated resume, unofficial law school transcript, writing sample (with cover page) and the names of two faculty references.The availability of judicial externships is limited, and ultimately will depend on judges# selections. Judges# preferences vary based on a wide number of factors, including students# class year, courses taken, academic strengths, and areas of special interest. This course satisfies the professional skills requirement. Pass/Fail.

Note This course satisfies the professional skills requirement.

Faculty S. Lahn

SemesterTitleFaculty
Spring 2016-2017Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2016-2017Judicial Field PlacementsVan Der Cruysse, I.
Fall 2016-2017Judicial Field PlacementsVan Der Cruysse, I.
Fall 2016-2017Judicial Field PlacementsVan Der Cruysse, I.
Summer I 2015-2016Judicial Field PlacementsVan Der Cruysse, I.
Summer I 2015-2016Judicial Field PlacementsVan Der Cruysse, I.
Summer I 2015-2016Judicial Field PlacementsVan Der Cruysse, I.
Spring 2015 - 2016Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2015 - 2016Judicial Field PlacementsVan Der Cruysse, I.
Fall 2015 - 2016Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2014 - 2015Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Fall 2014 - 2015Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2013 - 2014Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Fall 2013 - 2014Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2012 - 2013Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Fall 2012 - 2013Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2011 - 2012Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Fall 2011 - 2012Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2010 - 2011Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Spring 2010 - 2011Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Fall 2010 - 2011Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.
Fall 2009 - 2010Judicial Field PlacementsLahn, S.