Supervised Externship Seminar (LAW-769-002)
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This is a two credit seminar to be taken in conjunction with a field placement in a court, government agency, non-profit organization, or private law firm doing not for profit work. Students in all types of field placements are welcome. General learning outcomes and assessment methods for all WCL externship seminars are available at https://www.wcl.american.edu/externship/seminars.cfm. Externships provide an invaluable addition to legal education in the classroom. In this seminar, we will reflect on the wide variety of lessons that can be learned through the externship experience. We will evaluate different legal career paths and how to find the best fit for this phase of your career. We will consider the broad range of opportunities available to lawyers and the skills necessary to be successful in a variety of roles, including: written and oral advocacy, negotiations skills, time management, relationship building, ethics and professionalism in general. Students are required to read the course materials, regularly submit journals regarding their externship experience, write reflective essays and prepare presentations for class, individually or in groups. You also must participate actively in classroom discussion. This seminar will include role playing, simulations, and guest speakers.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
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