Federal Appellate Court Externship - Spring 2017
The Honorable Robert D. Sack, Adjunct Professor of Law, and the Director of Clerkships, Lecturer-in-Law (1 ungraded academic and 3 ungraded fieldwork credits)
Class meetings are held in chambers.
Judge Robert Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Director of Clerkships 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 Jeffrey Bagares by 5pm on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by dropping them off at the Student Services desk on the 5th floor of W&J Warren Hall. 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 Spring 2017 will be submitted in November 2016. 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.