LAW 639: Field Placement
Prerequisite: 30 units completed; Pre or Co-requisite: LAW 525, permission of instructor, GPA 2.3 (3.0 for Judicial Placements and a written sample must be submitted). Enrollment limited to 8
Field Placement provides the student with the opportunity to experience the practice of law. Students will work under the supervision of a practicing attorney or judge, gaining practical skills in a real-world setting. Time required at the placement is approximately 10 hours per week (130 hours per semester) for the 3-credit option, and approximately 13 hours per week (170 hours per semester) for the 4-credit option. A weekly seminar permits students to discuss their experiences (while maintaining client confidentiality) and focus on various ethical issues encountered in practice. Class discussions will also address substantive areas of law, skill building, and development of professional identity. Of the 90 credits required for graduation, students are required to earn at least 65 in courses that meet in regularly scheduled class sessions. This course does not count toward the 65 credit requirement. The weekly seminar may be offered as an asynchronous online course.
Section 04: Law Field Studies
Location: Synchronous Online