Summer 2022 Course Schedule

Supervised Externship Seminar (Cancelled) (LAW-769-003)
Sharra Greer

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM (W)

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This is a two-credit, graded seminar. It is taken in conjunction with a field placement in a non-profit, court office, government organization, or a private law firm doing pro bono work. In this course, we will explore the meaning of being a lawyer and a member of the legal profession. We will think about the variety of roles lawyers may have and the wide range of experiences available to persons with law degrees. We will explore the lawyer-client relationship in various work settings, as well as the skills and tools required for being successful in the workplace. We will also carefully examine the ethical obligations of lawyers and how they play out in various practice settings. Finally, we will consider how to be fulfilled and maintain a healthy balance in one’s career in the law. The course is open to all students in externship field placements and the format of the class will be discussion-based.

This course will meet virtually Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. from June 1 to July 27, 2021.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The required text is: Learning to Practice, A Text for Experiential Legal Education, 3rd Edition, by Leah Wortham, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, Susan Brooks (West 2016), which is available for purchase at the Campus Bookstore or you can download individual chapters (links are provided on Canvas). In addition, you will have periodic supplemental readings in the form of journal articles, newspaper articles, and book excerpts. All assigned supplemental readings will be noted in the syllabus and posted on the course Canvas page for easy downloading and access.

First Class Readings

Introduction to the Externship Seminar, Placements and Themes

Readings Prior to Class:

Learning to Practice, Chapter 1: Introduction

Learning to Practice, Chapter 2: Charting Your Path to Success – Professional Development Planning

Goals and Expectations

Readings Prior to Class:

Learning to Practice, Chapter 3: Learning from Supervision

Learning to Practice, Chapter 8: Reflection and Writing Journals


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