There are both field and classroom components. The field component involves working with a judge and the judge's staff, and consists of research and writing projects and observation of courtroom and in-chamber activities. Students are required to work a minimum of 100 hours in their placements. Placements are available with courts such as the U.S. District Court, Arizona Court of Appeals (Division Two), Pima County Superior Court, Pima County Justice Court and Tucson City Court. Placements are also available with courts outside of Tucson, particularly in Phoenix with the District Court and Superior Court.
The classroom component consists of a maximum of three classes, and provides the opportunity to share experiences and learn more about judicial decision-making and court operations. In addition to class meetings, students have one or two conferences with the professor to talk about their field work