LAW & JUDICIAL PRACTICUM
The Law & Judicial Practicum offer students the opportunity to observe and work hands-on with a judge, lawyer, or other legal professional. Students will also gain understanding in the following areas through presentations by faculty and alumni experts: basic legal research using WestLaw and LexisNexis, Federal court structure, Texas court structure, separation of powers, confidentiality & ethics, professional conduct, and subfield specialties (criminal law, immigration law, etc.).
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Eligibility & Application Process
The Law (fall term) and Judicial (spring term) Practica are open to all social sciences students who have completed at least nine hours in their major.
International students must receive approval for On-Campus Work at an Off-Campus Site from OISS.
Students may apply online HERE
Selected students will enroll for SOSC 405- Law Practicum (fall) or PLST 406- Judicial Practicum (spring).
Prior to the start of term, students will have an opportunity to review the host organizations and select those that peak their interest. Some host organizations may require an interview as part of the selection process.
Students will attend class once per week and are expected to meet onsite with their host organization at least 10 hours per week.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in externship experiences to Austin (fall) and Washington, D.C. (spring).