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Supervised Ext Seminar (LAW-769-006)
IMPORTANT: This is a three credit graded 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.
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 handling pro bono matters exclusively. Law Practice in the 21st Century-In this course, we will explore the meaning of being a lawyer and a member of the legal profession today. 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
I will be happy to provide a packet of readings for the law journels and news articles. Students will be responsible to review M. Kelly's "Lives of Lawyers: Journeys in the Organization of Practice" in the law library. I am trying to buy each of you Lawyers: A Criticial Reader
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):