Spring 2012 Course Schedule

Supervised Externship Seminar (LAW-769-006)

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (W) - Room 445

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 15

Administrator Access


This seminar is for 3rd-year students only; 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.


Externship seminars provide students with an opportunity to engage in critical reflection about the legal profession, their own future legal careers, and their priorities and values as lawyers in conjunction with their field placement experiences. This seminar will prepare 3rd year students for the transition out of law school and into a successful legal career. In particular students will develop a job plan that will allow them to develop the experience of their externship and use it to help obtain a full time position. For students who have secured full time employment post-graduation, the professor will work with those students to develop specific skills needed for their future employment. In addition, the course will cover preparing for the bar exam, responding to ethical dilemmas, communication in the workplace as well as how to advocate for change in the specific legal environment of each student’s externship.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The textbook for this course is The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law, Herman. Students may check here to determine if books are currently available for purchase at the AU Campus Store.

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.