Federal Appellate Court Externship - Fall 2017
The Honorable Robert D. Sack, Adjunct Professor of Law, The Honorable Barrington Parker, Lecturer-in-Law, and Victor Caldwell, Director of Clerkship Programs and Lecturer-in-Law (1 ungraded academic and 3 ungraded fieldwork credits)
Class meetings are held in chambers.
Judge Robert Sack and Judge Barrington Parker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Victor Caldwell (Director of Clerkship Programs) will co-supervise the Federal Appellate Court Externship. The class combines intensive work in the Second Circuit with roughly eight class sessions. Work will involve legal research, analysis and writing on the cases to which the extern is assigned. The class sessions are taught in a variety of styles. Several lectures address fundamental topics of appellate review and federal jurisdiction. During other sessions, distinguished guest speakers will discuss various aspects of appellate practice. Finally, one class session is devoted to a moot court exercise at which students argue an appeal before a panel of Second Circuit judges.
This class is limited to candidates for the J.D. degree who have attended law school for at least one academic year. Do not apply to this externship if you do not plan on participating. If you receive an offer to join the course, you will not be permitted to withdraw.
If you are interested, please submit SEVEN stapled copies of your application to Courtney Woodards in the cubicle outside of Big Warren 807 by 5pm on Friday, April 7th, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The application consists of (in this order):
- COVER SHEET (with your Name, Expected Graduation Year, CUID #, Email Address and Telephone Number)
- YOUR RESUME
- YOUR LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT (Unofficial or Official)
- A WRITING SAMPLE OF 5-10 PAGES
Interviews and offers for the externship will take place in mid-late April.
Applications for this externship in Fall 2017 will be submitted in April 2017. Based upon these applications, students will be selected for interviews. To be accepted for this class, you must be invited for an interview and then be selected. Students cannot volunteer to work in a Second Circuit judge's chambers and then apply for the course. Students may not take a clinic or another externship and this course simultaneously.
This class is not graded. Credit is received upon satisfactory classroom performance and a supervisor’s statement that work completed in chambers was acceptable. Enrolled students who want to receive a minor writing credit for this course must complete Registration Services' minor writing credit form. Writing credit will be awarded upon receipt of the judge's statement that 25 pages of satisfactory writing was done.