Hands-On Learning Q&A: Dylan Dupre, Judicial Field Placement Program

Summer internship directly correlates with legal studies and future career Dylan Dupre worked with Hon. Stephanie Mitchell Huff, L’06 of the 291st Judicial District Court in Dallas County, Texas this past summer through the Judicial Field Placement. In this internship position, Dupre was able to sit in on several trials, plea hearings, judicial admonishments and bond hearings as well as …

Hands-On Learning Q&A: Donald Pinckney, Judicial Field Placement

‘An enjoyable and educational experience’ This summer, second-year law student Donald Pinckney is working as a clerk for Judge Rhonda K. Mason at the Johnson County Courthouse. The clerkship is part of the Judicial Field Placement program at the University of Kansas School of Law. Pinckney shared his experience with the Judicial Field Placement for a Q&A. What type of …

Adapting the Judicial Field Placement Program to a virtual format

Since 1963, students at the University of Kansas School of Law have had the opportunity to get firsthand experience of how the law works by serving as interns with federal and state judges. Under the supervision of a judge, law clerk or staff attorney, Judicial Field Placement Program interns perform research, draft documents and observe courtroom proceedings to expand their …

2L Sydney Buckley gains practical experience at internship with federal judge

Now over halfway through my 2L year, I can confirm that the common mantra — “1L year they scare you death; 2L year they work you to death; 3L year they bore you to death” — certainly captures the 2L year well. However, despite this year’s increased workload, I’ve really enjoyed being able to choose my own schedule. One of …

Student Spotlight: Jackson Ely develops legal skills through judicial internship

Second-year law student Jackson Ely is spending his summer interning for Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny. Ely is earning academic credit for his internship through the school’s Judicial Field Placement Program. At his internship, Ely researches issues, writes legal memos and observes courtroom proceedings. He also gets a behind-the-scenes look at the decision making process used by a …