Long Dist Ext Sem: Internatl (Meets 5/16-18 & 8/15-17) (LAW-769-012)
THIS COURSE MEETS ONLY ON May 16, 17, and 18 and AUGUST 15, 16, 17 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. This seminar is ONLY for students who are externing OUTSIDE of the United States. This is a three credit class. IMPORTANT: This long distance seminar will meet at WCL for a three-to-four day intensive seminar for the week of May 16, and reconvene again at WCL for a three-to-four day intensive seminar during the week of August 15. Attendance is MANDATORY. REGISTRATION: There are three parts to registering for an international externship: 1) Go to http://www.wcl.american.edu/externship/international.cfm and turn in all necessary document and forms BEFORE APRIL 2) Register on-line for the seminar as you would for any class. 3) 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 seminar. It is taken in conjunction with a field placement in a non-profit, court, government organization, or a private law firm doing pro bono work. The overarching goal of the course is to provide a framework for you to reflect on and learn from your externship experience beyond the substantive legal work you will be engaged in—including what it means to be a “student lawyer” from the U.S. working with lawyers and clients in the legal system of another country and/or international organization, and the cultural, ethical, socio-legal, and, for some -- depending on the country of placement – the political dimensions of transnational lawyering. Developing the capacity to attain intercultural competency and reflect on and analyze your goals at this stage in your career will prove invaluable as you enter the profession after graduation.
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First Class Readings
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