University of Pittsburgh
Term: Fall Term 2010-11
Catalog Number: 5952
Class Number: 21284
Class Schedule:
  • Instructor: The Honorable Edward J. Borkowski
    Type: Practicum
    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

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5952

    Additional Info

    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 2, 2010.

    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 March 24, 2010 to:

    Deputy District Attorney Bruce Beemer
    Office of the District Attorney
    401 Courthouse
    436 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    The March 24th deadline for resumes and cover letters is firm. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

    Students will be notified by March 30, 2010 if they are admitted into the practicum. Admitted students should add the course during the add-drop period, March 29 - April 2, 2010.


    Grading is Pass/Fail and will be based upon class attendance and completion of the required 104 hours.

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