Office of the Law School Registrar:
Judicial Clerkship Externship
W74-654 see 01
(3 or 4 credit hours)
Days and Times to be arranged
Enrollment limited: 12
Pre-requisite: A course in legal ethics.
Open only to students who will have completed at least 12 credits of upper level law
courses by the beginning of the clerkship.
Submit form for pre-registration by Monday, April 5, 1999. Open registration continues,
but placement may no longer be available. Professor Bobinette will work with
interested students on an individual basis. There will be a group orientation meeting on
Monday, April 12 (meeting time TBA). Placement preference forms will be distributed by
the Clinical Office and are due to the Clinical Office, room 589, on Tuesday, April 13.
Placements will be assigned to students on Thursday, April 15 and the last day to drop is
Friday, April 16. If placement is accepted, the student may not drop. A student who has
not dropped by the end of this day will receive a grade of pass or fail.
Students in this externship learn advocacy and litigation skills
working as part-time law clerks with state and federal trial and appellate judges in
Missouri and Illinois. Students observe civil and criminal litigation from the judicial
perspective. Students develop advanced legal research and writing skills through drafting
legal memoranda relevant to cases pending before the courts. This course will be graded on
a pass / fail basis. Students in this course must work a minimum of 168 hour for 3 credits
or 224 hours for 4 credits over a period of six to ten weeks. Students are strongly
encouraged to spread the work out over a ten-week period. Students may begin work before
the beginning of regular summer school courses through arrangement with the instructor.
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: Once students have accepted
placement, they may not drop this course, and will receive a grade of pass or fail (65).