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Supervised Externship Seminar (LAW-769-004)
Co-requisite: LAW-899 NOTE: CLASS WILL MEET IN SMALL GROUPS FOR AN EXTRA HOUR EVERY OTHER WEEK. TIME TBD. Registering for your field placement credits is a separate process. Students must first register for a seminar and then go to www.wcl.american.edu/externship to submit a Request for Approval, which generates the necessary forms. Students with concerns about placement approval should speak with a member of the Externship Staff. Students are not registered for field credits until they submit the signed Registration Form to the Registrar.
This is a graded three credit course that is taken concurrent with a field placement. In this seminar we will explore and reflect on the meaning of being a lawyer and a member of the legal profession at large. The goal of this course is to think critically of what it means to be a lawyer, definitions of success in the workplace, and to evaluate career goals and values. During the course of the semester we will think analytically about different areas of the law, including the government, public interest, and private practice; we will dissect what it means to be a lawyer in various contexts; we will examine a range of ethical challenges encountered during the practice of law; and consider the quest for happiness and meaning within the legal profession.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check here to determine if books are currently available for purchase at the AU Campus Store. Learning From Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Interns, J.P. Ogilvy, et., 978-0-314-15284-8, 2nd Edition , West.
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
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