- Gaining a better understanding of the judicial processes.
- Improving legal writing and drafting and legal research.
Section 002, Fall 2018
(1 ungraded academic credit; 3 ungraded fieldwork credits; minor writing credit optional, but must be registered for separately)
Paul Radvany will teach this course, in which students clerk with a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, attend classroom discussions of issues relevant to the clerkship, read selected articles about the judicial and clerkship experience, and record their reflections in writing.
Students work 15 hours in the fieldwork component of the course. They must spend at least one full day or two half days in chambers. Students conduct research, prepare written memoranda help draft opinions and also observe various court proceedings including trials, hearings and conferences. They also observe settlement conferences.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (upon consultation)
Admission is by instructor permission during the Externship application period – see the Externship webpage for more information.