Externship

Course Catalog Number: 
5972
Course Credits: 
4
Course Type: 
Externship
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.

This second- and third-year elective introduces students to the working skills of an attorney or judicial clerk. Students are assigned to public legal agencies with a high volume of legal work or as clerks for federal, state and county judges. Type of work varies with each assignment but may include legal research, drafting memoranda and legal documents, investigating cases, interviewing clients and witnesses, and negotiating on behalf of clients. Third-year students, if certified, may appear on behalf of clients in court.