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Supervised Ext Seminar (LAW-769-006)
IMPORTANT: This is a three credit class. Due to the condensed summer schedule the seminar meets for 2 hours and 50 minutes each week PLUS students meet with faculty in small groups for an extra half hour every week. The time/place of this extra meeting is determined by the professor. REGISTRATION: There are two parts to registering for an externship: 1) Register on-line for the seminar as you would for any class. 2) Register for the field placement by going to the Externship Page www.wcl.american.edu/externship and submit a Request for Approval, which generates the necessary forms.
This is a three-credit, graded seminar. It is taken in conjunction with a field placement in a non-profit, court, government organization, or a private law firm doing pro bono work. This class will meet Wednesday evenings. A student-led discussion group will also meet once per week at lunchtime at a location downtown. This class serves to bridge the gap between academic work and paying the rent after law school. The students will learn about professionalism, building professional relationships, client confidentiality, ethics, negotiation skills, and other legal career-based topics. The class will be taught primarily through simulations, group exercises, and guided discussion. The class will also feature guest speakers from both the public and private sectors. Although both professors are litigators, all students are welcome.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The required reading for this class consists of articles and excerpts that will be distributed to students in class or electronically. Many of the classroom exercises and themes have been adapted from the following text, which is optional reading: Learning From Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Interns, J.P. Ogilvy, et., ISBN: 978-0-314-15284-8, 2nd Edition, West.
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):