Course Details

Practicum: Judicial

This course will increase students’ understanding of the federal judiciary through observation of courtroom proceedings, participation in judicial decision making, and academic examinations of issues facing the judiciary. In addition to the weekly seminar, students work 12 to 15 hours a week in approved externships for federal and select state court judges. Students maintain reflective journals analyzing their field placement experiences and class topics and responding to questions about their externship. The class offers students opportunities to improve a variety of skills used by lawyers, including research, analysis, writing, listening, and presentation. Students secure their own externships with the assistance of the professor. All course materials will be provided on Canvas. Student grades are based on the reflective journal, class participation, a final group presentation, and successful completion of the externship.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 647
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionConstitutional Law & ProcedureLegal Skills DevelopmentProcedure Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Not a lottery course,  Requires Practicum Placement


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Practicum: Judicial
Faculty: Wilson, Cynthia A. (courses | profile)
Andersen, Wayne
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 24

Spring 2017
Title: Practicum: Judicial
Faculty: Wilson, Cynthia A. (courses | profile)
Andersen, Wayne
Coleman, Sharon Johnson
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 17

Summer 2016
Title: Practicum: Judicial
Faculty: Brown, Janet Siegel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 28

Spring 2016
Title: Practicum: Judicial
Faculty: Wilson, Cynthia A. (courses | profile)
Andersen, Wayne
Coleman, Sharon Johnson
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 18

Fall 2015
Title: Practicum: Judicial
Faculty: Wilson, Cynthia A. (courses | profile)
Andersen, Wayne
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 21

Spring 2015
Title: Practicum: Judicial
Faculty: Wilson, Cynthia A. (courses | profile)
Andersen, Wayne
Coleman, Sharon Johnson
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 20

Fall 2014
Title: Practicum: Judicial
Faculty: Wilson, Cynthia A. (courses | profile)
Andersen, Wayne
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 21