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Supervised Ext Seminar (LAW-769-001)
Meets 5/27-7/24 6-8:50PM Notice: IMPORTANT: This is a three credit graded 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 course. It is taken concurrently with a field placement in a non-profit or governmental organization, or a private law firm doing pro bono work. In this course, we will explore what it means to be a lawyer and a member of the legal profession. We will think about the variety of roles that lawyers may have and the wide range of practice experiences available to persons with law degrees. The goal of the course is to broaden your understanding of what it means to be a lawyer and to enrich your understanding of the possibilities given your own career goals and values. This course will meet Monday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. from May 26, 2014 through July 21, 2014 in a room to be announced. However, class scheduled for Monday, May 26th will meet on Wednesday, May 28, in a room to be announced. You will be expected to submit journal entries and other written work, as described below, from June 3rd through July 21, 2014.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):