Criminal Law Externship
B545 is taught by D. Main
The Criminal Law Externship provides an opportunity for selected secondyear and thirdyear students to receive 14 hours of academic credit for their work at various prosecutor
and public defender offices in south central Indiana.
The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. In order to pass, a student must:
1) Perform 52 hours of work per credit hour (i.e., 52, 104, 156, or 208 hours for 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits, respectively);
2) Maintain a time/activity log tracking hours worked and work activities;
3) Submit 14 reflective essays (one essay per credit hour) on a scheduled basis regarding their externship experience (23 pages, doublespaced);
4) Participate in 2 oneonone meetings during the semester (one at the beginning and one at the end);
5) Submit a sample workproduct (with employers approval); and
6) Complete a final selfevaluation form.
Prerequisites: Students must be eligible for certification as a student legal intern per
Indiana Supreme Court Admission and Discipline Rule 2.1 (requiring completion of 1/2
of the hours required for graduation and enrollment in or completion of The Legal Profession course). Information regarding certified legal interns and the application
is available at: (link)
Participating Offices: Bartholomew County Prosecutor, Brown County Prosecutor, Hamilton County Prosecutor, Greene County Prosecutor, Johnson County Prosecutor, Lawrence County Prosecutor, Marion County Prosecutor, Monroe County Prosecutor, Morgan County Prosecutor, Owen County Prosecutor, Lawrence County Public Defender, Marion County Public Defender Agency, Monroe County Public Defender, and other prosecutor and public defender offices by request.
Criminal Law Externship for Bradley Fellows with Prof. Tim Morrison (one semester)
This advanced section of Criminal Law Externship required for Bradley Fellows will be arranged by Prof. Tim Morrison in conjunction with CSO. In addition to the usual requirements for an externship, Prof. Morrison will lead biweekly regular group meetings to provide additional guidance and enhance the academic aspects of the externship. Criminal Law (the mandatory 1L course), Criminal Process: Investigation, and Criminal Process: Trial are prerequisites or corequisites to enroll in this special section of Criminal Law Externship. Prior criminal law experience (i.e., a prior semester of Criminal Law Externship, or its equivalent) is also generally required to enroll in this special section.