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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The Judicial (spring term) and Law (fall term) Practica are open to all continuing undergraduate students who have completed at least nine hours in a social sciences or humanities discipline. *All selected students must enroll in the associated course, anticipated to be held on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for the Fall 2018 academic term.
1.) For Spring 2019 Judicial Practicum, students should submit their resume, cover letter, and transcript through RiceLink: Powered by Handshake. PostingÂ #1423081 Law, Justice, and Society Scholar by October 15 at 11:59 pm.
2.) Students should submit their supplemental application answers to the Rice-Google form here (https://goo.gl/forms/5dPYVFGQdj0d087p1) by October 15 at 11:59 pm.
Once all application materials are confirmed, students will be contacted by the program managers, Nyeva Agwunobi and Alexander Wyatt, with any interview offers. After all interviews have been completed, students will be contact by the program managers with selection decision information.
1.) Selected students must complete our Student Participant Agreement (SPA). That agreement can be accessed through Rice-Google forms by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/forms/3hweim8P1qJcmSBJ2
2.) After completing the SPA, students will receive a notification from the Gateway Office that their special registration form has been signed and is ready for pick-up from Sewall Hall 352A.
3.) Before the start of the term, students will receive by email the course syllabus, background information on available projects, and additional course resources.