Fall 2012 Course Schedule

Supervised Extshp Sem (LAW-769-003)
Wennar, Bills

Meets: 07:00 PM - 08:50 PM (T) - Room 314

Enrolled: 7 / Limit: 15

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IMPORTANT: This is a three credit class to be taken at the same time as an externship (Law-899). NOTE: CLASS WILL MEET IN SMALL GROUPS FOR AN EXTRA HOUR EVERY OTHER WEEK. TIME TBD. 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 the meaning of being 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. We hope to accomplish this goal by reading about and discussing the lives of lawyers in a variety of settings and discussing the lawyers you meet as well as the tasks you are called upon to perform in your field placement.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

Not available at this time.