Students learn about the functioning of lawyers through practical experience in law offices, governmental entities, nonprofit corporations, or high-tech companies. Students work under the direct supervision of a California licensed lawyer. Students can earn 1 unit for every 50 hours of approved work, to a maximum of 5 units. The Externship includes observation of/or participation in several of the following activities: interviewing and counseling; fact and law investigation and organization; resolution of client problems in non-adversarial contexts (e.g., drafting contracts, tax advice, estate planning); resolution of client problems in an adversarial context (e.g., negotiation, court appearances in various proceedings, drafting of litigation documents); internal office affairs (e.g., file management, client communications, office policy and procedure). Students must concurrently register for and successfully complete the Externship Seminar: Civil Practice (705). Course credit will be awarded only on satisfactory completion of both the fieldwork and the seminar. Graded Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (114). If High Tech in nature, this course will count towards the High Tech Certificate. Certificate(s): High Tech Law , Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate (List A)
Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (114). Students must apply and have placement pre-approved. Applications available on-line at Externship page. Students must also register for the Externship Seminar (705) for first externship, or Externship Workshop (706) for each subsequent externship. Permission numbers for both classes will be sent via email by the Externship Program upon approval.