Civil Practice, High Tech, and Social Justice Externship 1

Class Information Summer 2018

  • 3 - 5 units
  • Class No.: 70299
  • Meets: See notes
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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 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

Class Notes:

Experiential Course

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 Workshop (706). Permission numbers for both classes will be sent via email by the Externship Program upon approval.