Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

  • President Harrison and CSUN DC Interns, 2013
  • A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis and Gov. Linda Lingle


Interns receive three (3) units of credit for the course and are required to:

1. Attend the courts at least 123 hours over the course of the semester (including the time spent talking or working with the judges). Interns must schedule their academic/work activities to allow 10 to 12 hours to be spent weekly in court plus sufficient travel time to the courthouse(s). Your specific schedule is flexible and can be worked out with your judge;

2. Spend 12 hours (as a group) with the Judicial Internship Coordinator/Professor during the semester to insure that the educational experience of the internship is maximized;

3. Submit a detailed log every two weeks of the court activities observed or interesting discussions held with judges or other court personnel. These logs help us to determine if you are receiving a broad range of useful, informative experiences;

4. Write a final paper that requires you to reflect on your internship experience; and 

5. Demonstrate appreciation and respect for the generous amount of time being given by the judge(s) who assists in your learning by communicating with your assigned judge and his/her clerk about your schedule for attending court and any personal issues that may prevent your courtroom attendance.