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Supervised Ext Seminar (LAW-769-002)
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 handling pro bono matters exclusively. This seminar provides students with an opportunity to engage in critical reflection about the legal profession, their legal careers, and their priorities and values as lawyers in conjunction with their field placement experiences. We will explore the practical aspects of lawyering in a variety of practice areas, including professionalism, the lawyer-client relationship, ethics, negotiation skills, and other legal career-based topics. The class will be taught primarily through simulations, group exercises, and guided discussions. Students will be expected to share their workplace experiences as they relate to the topics raised in class. This seminar will also feature guest speakers from both the public and private sectors.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
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