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Judicial Externship

Students are placed as externs in the chambers of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (New Orleans), the United States District Courts of the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana (Baton Rouge, New Orleans, or Lafayette), the Louisiana Supreme Court (New Orleans), the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal (Baton Rouge), the 19th Judicial District Court (Baton Rouge), and the Baton Rouge Family Court. Students are required to work in the chambers of their assigned judge during the semester as well as attend a weekly one hour class meeting at the Law Center. In order to receive credit, students must complete a minimum of 150 hours of work in the chambers of their judge. It is strongly recommended that students either commit one full day per week to work with their judge or, at a minimum, two half-days per week. Participation requires consent of the instructor. The course is graded Pass/Fail. Contact Professor Jeffrey Brooks if interested in this opportunity.