Federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases, which are handled by the Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy judges serve as judicial officers of the bankruptcy court for their respective districts. The U.S. court of appeals for each circuit appoints bankruptcy judges to renewable fourteen-year terms.
Externs will work with Judge Hagenau and her law clerk. Activities include research and writing memoranda, drafting orders and opinions, and attending hearings and trials.
- Bankruptcy Law
- Interest in bankruptcy law
- Acceptance into this externship may involve a complete FBI background investigation of student.
- Students should plan to be at the externship site on Wednesdays or Thursdays for courtroom observation.