Criminal Justice Externship : Public Defender's Office

Class Information Spring 2019

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 82198
  • Meets: See Notes
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Thiadora Pina

Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Externship Program

Criminal Justice Externship : Public Defender's Office

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

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 Professional Skills requirement and the Experiential Learning requirement.

Class Notes:

Professional Skills Course

Experiential Course

Misdemeanor Externship
Expungement Externship
Pretrial Justice Externship

Credit/No Credit. 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 Professional Skills requirement and the Experiential Learning requirement.