Criminal Justice Externship : Public Defender’s Office

Catalog No.: 591B

Course Description:

Misdemeanor Externship
Expungement Externship
Pretrial Justice Externship

Selected extern students work on real cases with live clients under the supervision of a senior attorney. These are 3 separate programs and enrollment is by online application only. Do not contact the Public Defender’s Office directly. For more information and applications, please see Externships at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office on Emery.

Pre- or Co-Requisite: Evidence (LAW 320). Students should qualify to be certified pursuant to the CA State Bar’s certification requirements. Students must also register for and concurrently complete LAW 706 in order to receive credit.

Students register for 3 units of credit (equivalent to 150 externship hours). Each externship meets the Experiential Learning requirement.