Internship students with Judg Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court

Judicial Internship

The Judicial Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to work with courts for academic credit. Students experience judicial decision-making first-hand and hone their analytical, research and writing skills by apprenticing with judges who have agreed to participate in the program. Students research legal issues relating to pending matters and draft opinions and memoranda under the close supervision of the judges and their staff attorneys. Students also observe court proceedings and learn about court procedure and legal advocacy. The internship is paired with an academic component taught by a member of the clinical faculty.

Staff Attorney Alice Ortiz, Justice Scott Field, and summer 2015 interns, Michael Pickett, ’17, and Alex Hernandez, ’17, at the Texas Third Court of Appeals.