Advanced Externship Seminar (LAW-769-008A)
To register for this class, please do the following: (1) Register on-line for the seminar as you would for any class, and (2) register for the field placement by going to the Externship Page www.wcl.american.edu/externship and submitting a Request for Approval, which generates the necessary forms.
This is a one-credit seminar, consisting of 9 classes, to be taken in conjunction with a field placement in a court, government agency, or non-profit organization. Students in all types of field placements are welcome. General learning outcomes and assessment methods for all WCL externship seminars are available at https://www.wcl.american.edu/externship/seminars.cfm. This course is designed to explore the practice of law, and how to transition from the classroom to the government workplace. Each class will address a major topic including, but not limited to, attorney advising, ethics, client management, professionalism, making presentations, effective communication. This seminar will explore these topics in the context of trials, administrative hearings, and attorney advising, with a focus on government agencies and organizations. The class will consist of a combination of lecture and class discussion, with emphasis being placed on class discussion.
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.
Short reading assignments will be provided at the end of every class and will include articles, excerpts from books, etc.
First Class Readings
There is no reading requirement for the first class.
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