Criminal Prosecution Practicum (Fall Term)
|Term: Fall Term 2011-12|
|Catalog Number: 5952|
|Class Number: 15199|
|Instructors: The Honorable Edward J. Borkowski, Steven M. Stadtmiller, Esquire|
|Credits: 0.0 Credits|
|Catalog Requirements: Professional Skills.|
Enrollment Limit: 9.
This is a full-year course. Full credit is awarded upon completion of both fall and spring sections, no credit will be awarded until the completion of both. For determining full-time status each semester, equivalency is one-half of the total course credits.
The practicum is open to third year students and to exceptional second year students. Preference is given to third year students.
|Priority: Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority|
Each student enrolled in the practicum will be certified by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a certified legal intern pursuant to Pennsylvania Bar Admission rules 321 and 322 to formally participate in legal matters. Any second year students will be certified during their second term. Depending upon the maturity and quality of the individual, students may be given the opportunity to handle actual preliminary hearings, juvenile court cases, motions, hearings, and trials.
Because space is limited and many students have applied for this course in the past, students will not be permitted to drop or withdraw from the practicum after April 29, 2011.
For consideration as a member of the practicum, please send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the course and a resume by April 13, 2011 to:
Bruce Beemer, Esquire
Beemer & Beemer
310 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The April 13th deadline for resumes and cover letters is firm. Applications received after that date will not be considered.
Students will be notified by April 20, 2011 if they are admitted into the practicum. Admitted students should add the course during the open enrollment period, by April 29th, 2011. Class will meet every Monday at the Courthouse, Room 514 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Grading is Pass/Fail and will be based upon class attendance and completion of the required 104 hours.