Supervised Ext Seminar (LAW-769-003)
IMPORTANT: This is a three credit 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.
In this course we will explore how a happy, healthy, ethical approach to a legal career can be balanced with the duty of zealous advocacy. We will explore the meaning of being a lawyer and a member of the legal profession. We will discuss way in which law students and lawyers manage their legal careers including professionalism, networking, and skills development. We will explore the lawyer-client relationship in various work settings, as well as the skills and tools required for being successful in the workplace. We will examine the intersection of the ethical obligations of lawyers with the commitment to zealous representation in various practice settings. Finally, we will consider how to be fulfilled and maintain a healthy balance in one’s career in the law. The course is open to all students in externship field placements and the format of the class will be discussion-based and include simulations, role-plays, and guest speakers.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
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