Long Dist Ext Sem: Domestic (LAW-769-013)
This seminar is ONLY for students who are externing in the United States but outside of the greater Washington, DC area. This is a three-credit class. IMPORTANT: This long distance seminar will meet at IMPORTANT: This long distance seminar LAW-769-012 will meet on the following days and times at WCL: May 13 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, May 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, May 15 from 10am to 4:00pm, August 19 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, August 20 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and August 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Attendance is MANDATORY. 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 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. This course is designed to aid you in maximizing your externship experience and to encourage you to think about life as a lawyer. We will discuss what it means to be a lawyer and the lawyer’s role in society. Our topics will include professional obligations, ethical obligations, client relationships, and office dynamics. We will also discuss professionalism and the challenges you will face as a legal professional. We will also discuss how you will maintain a proper balance between your work and personal life. Because this is a Long Distance seminar, we will also discuss issues unique to your externships. Different jurisdictions offer different ethical rules, different workplace cultures and of course different laws. This class will aid you in identifying and navigating these challenges.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
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