During the academic year a limited number of placements are available in federal judges’ and magistrates’ offices in Birmingham, Alabama. Students must work in their assigned judge’s chambers for a minimum of 120 hours per semester (at 8 hours per week); attend two class sessions (one 4-hour class session at the beginning of the semester and a second 2-hour class session at the end of the semester); and write a 15-page paper describing legal and/or ethical issues the student encountered during his or her externship. Students will observe pre-trial hearings and trials and research and draft memoranda. Students will be visited on-site by a faculty member. Pass/D/Fail.
**NOTE: A student may take up to two externship courses for not more than 7 credit hours.