Clinical Externship: Civil and Criminal Defense
To earn credit, externs will participate in both 140 hours of fieldwork and a seminar which meets seven times during the semester.
Credits: 3 (Seminar 1, Fieldwork 2)
Fieldwork (140 hours): Externs will work in law offices at nonprofit organizations and at civil governmental agencies, including those on the List of Placements on the Externship Office web pages. Past externs have worked at the US Attorney's Office (Civil Division), civil legal services offices, NYC Corporation Counsel, Office of the Appellate Defender, Federal Trade Commission, Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Association of Securities Dealers, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Labor Relations Board, Human Rights First, and The Legal Aid Society, among other placements.
Seminar: This seminar will explore topics which include: goal-setting, supervision, legal research, ethical issues in practice, professionalism and, through students presentations, a variety of issues raised in individual fieldwork settings.