Criminal Justice Externship I

Class Information Summer 2021

  • 3 - 6 units
  • Class No.: 30317
  • Meets: See notes
  • Time: See notes -
  • Location: See notes
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  • Course Description

Thiadora Pina

Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Externship Program

Criminal Justice Externship I

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

Course Description:

This course integrates practical experience gained from working in organizations that prosecute or defend individuals accused of crimes (e.g., district attorney, public defender). Students work under the direct supervision of a licensed lawyer. Students must concurrently register for and successfully complete the Externship Workshop (706). Students can earn up to 6 units, with earn 1 unit for every 50 hours of approved work. Course credit will be awarded only upon satisfactory completion of both the externship and the online course. Students must complete both components simultaneously. Graded Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Criminal Law (106).

Class Notes:

Experiential Course

SUMMER 2021 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 2021 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 June 4, 2021. 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: Criminal Law (106). Students must apply and have placement 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.