D.C. Externship

Course Catalog Number: 
5955
Course Credits: 
8 - 10
Course Type: 
Externship
Graduation Requirements: 
Professional Skills
Course Priority: 
Departmental Consent
Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment information for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.

The D.C. Externship is one component of the Semester in D.C. Program. The other component is the D.C. Seminar, which is described separately. Students must enroll in both the D.C. Externship and the D.C. Seminar in order to participate in the Semester in D.C. Program during the fall semester.

The D.C. Externship grants credit for an, unpaid externship in Washington, D.C. with a government office or non-profit organization. The externship must consist of primarily law-related work, the student must be supervised by an attorney, the student must work on-site at the employer’s office, and the student must complete 52 hours of work per credit during the semester (amounting to 30-37 hours/week for 14 weeks). The 8 - 10 externship credits will be ungraded and will be awarded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Students interested in participating in the Semester in D.C. Program should: (a) review the information on the Semester in D.C. Program webpage; (b) contact Prof. Baylis to discuss the program requirements and externship application process; and (c) contact the Registrar’s office for permission to register for this course and the D.C. Seminar after obtaining an externship position. Students who are interested in participating but have not yet secured an externship position should register for a regular courseload of classes. Upon accepting an externship, students can drop their other classes and add the D.C. Externship and D.C. Seminar.

Students may participate in the Semester in D.C. Program during the spring semester of their second year or during either semester of their third year.

Course Offerings 2015-2016

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Fall Term 2015-2016 24775
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Course Offerings 2014-2015

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Course Offerings 2013-2014

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