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Pamela Alexander

Adjunct Faculty, Hennepin County District Court Judge
Degree
J.D., University of Minnesota
B.A., Augsburg College

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 910 - 01 Judicial Externship M - - - - - - 1700 - 1800 MSL 242

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1700 - 1800

Location:

MSL 242

Course Registration Number:

30590 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Pamela G. Alexander

This course will offer students an opportunity to learn about the judicial process and the role of judges and judicial clerks while under the direct supervision of a state or federal judge or justice. The externship will involve 150 hours of total work over the course of the semester. The 150 hours include time spent in the classroom seminar, on readings and journals and a presentation to the seminar, and on the actual project work assigned by the judge. The externship is demanding in terms of the quality of expected work product and the degree of professionalism required. Judges will expect students to have excellent research, analytical, and writing skills. Judges will also expect students to be able to express their opinions about the issues under consideration. Students must be certain that they are prepared to commit to the work schedule a judge may require for a particular project- the work flow for this externship may be lumpy over the course of the semester. To be eligible for the Judicial Externship, a student must meet the following criteria: (1) The completion of three semesters of law school; (2) Good academic standing; (3) Enrollment at the University of St. Thomas School of Law during the semester immediately preceding the one in which the student expects to enroll in the Judicial Externship; and (4) Other prerequisites as required by the judge or justice.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 910 - 01 Judicial Externship - T - - - - - 1700 - 1755 MSL 324

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1700 - 1755

Location:

MSL 324

Course Registration Number:

43197 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Pamela G. Alexander

The judicial externship offers students an opportunity to learn about the judicial process, the impact lawyers have on the administration of justice, and the role of judges, judicial law clerks, and other court staff. Judicial externs work under the direct supervision of state or federal judges and their staff, and students will have the opportunity to discuss active cases with judges and staff. Judges will expect students to have excellent research, analytical, and writing skills. Students must be certain that they are prepared to commit to completing the work as assigned by judges/staff. Externship students will be expected to track and complete 150 hours of work in this course, with at least 130 of those hours devoted to fieldwork, and students will participate in the classroom component as well. Enrollment in the externship is by application only. To be eligible for a credit-earning externship, a student must first complete a minimum of 28 credits of study. Externship students must be in good standing. Externship students may be subject to other prerequisites/policies as required by the placement.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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