Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Supervised Externship Seminar (LAW-769-002)
Michael Aniton

Meets: 04:00 PM - 05:50 PM (Th) - Warren - Room N103

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 14

Administrator Access


**You must register for the fieldwork component as well (LAW-899). To do so, you must apply for your fieldwork credits through the externship office: https://www.wcl.american.edu/academics/experientialedu/externships/current-students/how-to-registar/


The Supervised Externship Seminar is a two-credit, graded seminar taken in conjunction with a field placement in a non-profit, court office, or government organization/agency. This course is designed to explore the practice of law and how to transition from the classroom to the workplace. Each class will address a major topic including, but not limited to, ethics, professionalism, making presentations, effective communication, developing leadership skills, and learning from supervision. This seminar will explore these topics in the context of trials and administrative hearings and attorney advising, with a focus on government agencies and organizations, and will consist of a combination of lecture and class discussion, with emphasis being placed on class discussion. Ultimately, the purpose of this course is to 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.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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 to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

The text that will be used for this course is Learning From Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education, 3rd Edition, Wortham, Scherr, Maurer, and Brooks. You may purchase a hard copy of the book or you may purchase the individual chapters that we will cover throughout the semester at http://store.westacademic.com/.

First Class Readings

There is no assigned reading for the first class


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