Externship - Administrative Law Externship (8002)



Two-Semester, 2 Credits Option (1 Credit fall plus 1 credit spring):

Students will work closely with Administrative Law Judges at the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings in St. Paul to gain an understanding of the trial-type contested cases and rulemaking hearings. Students will observe at least six contested case hearings and discuss the issues presented with the presiding ALJ. They will also attend an agenda meeting of the Public Utility Commission and observe a rulemaking hearing.

Six class sessions will be held throughout the externship. The class will cover the responsibilities of ALJs under the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act and consider how due process principles apply to the enforcement and policy-making roles of state agencies. Students will also receive guidance on drafting contested case decisions, draft two contested case decisions for an ALJ, and write four short externship reflection papers.

Fall Semester, 1 Credit Option:

Students may register to take the externship during a single semester. Students will work closely with Administrative Law Judges at the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings in St. Paul to gain an understanding of the trial-type contested cases and rulemaking hearings. Students will observe at least three contested case hearings and a rule hearing (if available) and discuss the issues presented with the presiding ALJ. They may also attend an agenda meeting of the Public Utility Commission and observe a rulemaking hearing, if available. Three class sessions will be held throughout the externship. Students will draft one contested case decision for an ALJ and write four short externship reflection papers.

Students must have regular daytime hours available in order to attend hearings.

Grading: Pass/fail grade scale

Prerequisite(s): Administrative Law. Co-requisite: Professional Responsibility.

Credits: 1-credit per semester

Offered: Fall/Spring

Categories:
Skills
Skills: Clinics and Externships

Subject Areas:
Administrative and Legislative Process
Clinics and Externships
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Taught by: Beverly Jones Heydinger Hon. Barbara L. Neilson

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