LAW 5955: D.C. Externship - 2204

D.C. Externship
Class Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
5955
Professor(s):

Professor

Type:
Externship Field Placement
Credits:
8 - 10 (0 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
Priority:
Departmental Consent
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
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.

Additional Information

The D.C. Externship is one component of the Semester in D.C. Program. Students may participate in the Semester in D.C. Program during the spring semester of their second or third year. Students enrolling in the D.C. Externship must also register for the D.C. Seminar, which is described separately.
Students may choose to register for 8 - 10 credits and must complete 52 hours of work per credit during the semester (amounting to 30-37 hours/week for 14 weeks). 
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 Prof. Baylis for permission to register for this course and the D.C. Externship 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.

Grading Details

A satisfactory grade in this course will be based entirely upon the completion of 52 hours per credit of primarily legal work, supervised by an attorney, in an approved externship site.

Description

The D.C. Externship is one component of the Semester in D.C. Program. The D.C. Externship grants credit for an unpaid externship in Washington, D.C. with a government office or non-profit organization. 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 enrolling in the D.C. Externship must also enroll in the D.C. Seminar.

D.C. Externship