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Spring Term 2020-2021Catalog Number:
Externship Field PlacementCredits:
3 (0 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
Departmental ConsentFull Year Course:
Special Permission Enrollment Courses - Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment information for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.
This second- and third-year elective introduces students to the working skills of an attorney or judicial clerk. Credit is based upon the number of hours worked and completion of classwork in an online course during each week of students' externship work. Students may extern with approved government agencies, not-for-profits, or federal, state and county judges. The type of work varies with each assignment but may include legal research and drafting memoranda and legal documents. In some externships, students, if certified, may appear on behalf of clients in court.