For The Honorable James Gale
court specializes in adjudicating complex commercial litigation of the kind
listed in N.C.G.S. § 7A-45.4. This involves case management, handling discovery
disputes, hearing dispositive motions and drafting orders and opinions on those
motions, responding to motions in limine and evidentiary objections, drafting and compiling jury instructions,
overseeing jury trials and conducting bench trials, developing factual records
and entering final judgments.
In order of tasks from the
least to the most responsibility: cite checking opinion drafts, making
substantive edits on opinions, researching discrete legal issues and drafting a
summary of that research that includes application to specific facts, drafting
jury instructions, attending hearings and trials, and drafting opinions. The
position involves a significant amount of analysis and judgment by the extern
and requires them to be actively engaged with the material and to see
themselves as more than a scrivener.
Top 20% of class
Preference for Law Review and
Desired Class Level(s): 3Ls
6 credit students only.
Because of trial schedules
students who can work on site Tuesdays and Thursdays may have a better
Students should submit: Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript &
Writing Sample that has not been edited by others.
Open to students for 2 consecutive semesters.