Law 850A/B - Advanced Judicial Process - Judicial Externship

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

L. Mead L. Taylor


General Course Description:

This two-unit course examines the judicial process and supports judicial externs.  Readings and discussion will address: the roles of judges, clerks, research attorneys and externs in drafting judicial opinions; judicial ethics and confidentiality; sincerity and justification in crafting judicial opinions; precedent and publication of judicial opinions; judicial bias and implicit bias; the role of settlement in a system with heavy caseloads; and judicial selection and retention. On occasion there will be guest speakers. Grading is based on a final paper and class participation and attendance. NOTE: This course is open only to students on judicial externships.

This course was previously numbered 450A.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Laurie Taylor 16F 850B TUT 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No Per instructor's discretion
  Law 850B is limited to students participating in the judicial externship program. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.
Laurie Taylor 17S 850B TUT 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No Per instructor's discretion
  Law 850B is limited to students participating in the judicial externship program. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.