Course Descriptions

Fall 2014 Class Descriptions

Journal Board (R.J. Pinto)

1 credit(s), H/P/L/F Graded

This course is offered only to students who are editorial board members of the Law Review, International Law Journal, and Journal of Climate and Energy Law. This course focuses on providing students with an understanding of general editorial and publication processes, advanced editing and publication techniques, additional training in legal writing and research, and an introduction to author (client) management. Course topics include editing and grammar, editorial research, publication scheduling, article selection, and author relations.

Judicial Internship (Paul Horton)

1 - 6 credit(s), P/F Graded
Requirement(s): Skills
Concentration(s): Criminal Litigation (JD), Civil Litigation (JD)
Prerequisite(s): Preferred: First-Year Curriculum, Oral/Trial Advocacy/LSII- (trial-court placements), Criminal Procedure (appellate-court placements), Criminal Procedure (magistrate judge placements), Criminal Procedure (criminal-dept. placements)

The Judicial Internship Program allows students to receive academic credit for work in a judge's chambers in San Diego. Students must work 60 hours per unit of credit. In addition to the work component of the Program, students enrolled in the program will have regular contact with the Program's instructor, Professor Horton, who will meet with students individually, assign various written projects (such as a journal and a final paper), and review samples of the student's written work from the internship. The program is limited to a total of 20 students per semester or summer term. Preference is given to students who are in, or who are about to enter, their final law school year. Professor Horton has a manual that explains the judicial internship process; interested students should be sure to pick up a copy of the manual. Students can secure their own internship position or can meet with Professor Horton for guidance in securing a placement. The internship is graded on a Pass-Fail basis.

Note: Students must receive approval from Professor Horton to register for this program. There are limitations on JD concentration eligibility. Please check the concentration web pages for more information.
Additional Information:Civil Litigation Concentration, Criminal Litigation Concentration

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