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Supervised Ext Seminar (LAW-769-007)
Meets 6-8:50PM Welcome to the summer 2014 externship seminar. I will post the materials you need on MyWCL as soon as the course is listed on that website. For the first class, come prepared to discuss your externship placement. I look forward to seeing you this summer. Andrew F. Popper Professor of Law
This seminar is open to students who are externing at all different types of placements – courts, state and federal agencies, trade associations, non-profits, pro bono offices in law firms, prosecution or other law enforcement offices, public defender offices, etc. The more diverse the backgrounds, the better. The seminar explores some of the roles lawyers play in the private sector, public interest practice, and government. Federal and state agencies are among the most active litigants in the American legal system, bringing and defending a large volume of cases in courts and administrative tribunals. The experience of negotiating or litigating for or against the government has some special characteristics, but also shares characteristics common to all types of legal practice. Simulations are used to explore various aspects of litigation including depositions, negotiations, a narrative exercise, and a mediation. In addition, a good deal of time is devoted to the transition from student to lawyer and to the pragmatic and personal challenges relevant to entry-level lawyers in both private and government practice.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Course materials for this externship seminar will be posted on MyWCL. There are no materials to purchase.
First Class Readings
First Assignment Please be prepared to describe briefly your externship placement including the number of hours you intend to work, the tasks likely to be undertaken, the nature of supervision, and any insights, issues, or challenges you anticipate. In addition, please read pp. 1-17 and, anticipating the second week of class, skim through to page 62 of the course materials.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):