Civil Practice, High Tech, and Social Justice Externship 1

Class Information Summer 2020

  • 3 - 6 units
  • Class No.: 14070
  • Meets: See notes
  • Time: See notes -
  • Location: See notes
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  • Course Description
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Thiadora Pina

Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Externship Program

Civil Practice, High Tech, and Social Justice Externship 1

Certificate(s): High Tech Law Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List A)

Course Description:

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 lawyer or individual otherwise qualified to supervise legal work. Students can earn up to 6 units, with 1 unit for every 50 hours of approved work. 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). Students must concurrently register for and successfully complete the Externship Workshop (706). Course credit will be awarded only upon satisfactory completion of both the externship and the Workshop. Graded Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (114).

Class Notes:

Experiential Course

SUMMER 2020 SPECIAL NOTE:  As you know, the situation for the summer is in flux: both new information and circumstances change rapidly. Thus, ExPro may revisit this policy but until then the following applies for summer 2020 externship registration.  ExPro will only approve those registrations which demonstrate that externship hours can be accomplished remotely. In submitting your ExPro registration, you must confirm that you have discussed this requirement with your supervisor and received approval to work remotely, if necessary. The summer registration form has been amended to include this language. If you cannot receive such approval, please be advised that ExPro will accept registration applications up to and including May 29, 2020. Hopefully, this provides ample time for all externship sponsors to fully understand their needs and their ability to accommodate remote work. And finally, please be advised that, if you or your externship sponsor are unable to meet your hours requirement for any reason and due to mandatory remote work / telecommuting issues, ExPro will not provide any make-up assignments or hours and you will forfeit the units associated with those unmet hours.  If you need any assistance in working with your supervisor or externship sponsor in setting up remote work, please let us know.

Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (114). Students must apply and have externship pre-approved. Applications available online at Externship page. Students must also register for and successfully complete the Externship Workshop (706). Permission numbers for both classes will be sent via email by the Externship Program upon approval.