Externship: Corporate

Externship: Corporate

Course Number: LAW 786 FP (Field Placement) & LAW 786SS (Seminar)
Course Credits: Fall and Spring 5 Credits (4 FP, 1 seminar); ULSR; Summer semester: 6 Credits (5 clinical, 1 academic)
Students accepted into this program will be placed in the legal department of a corporation in the metropolitan New York area. Students will be exposed to the various ways in which law is practiced “in house.” In a weekly seminar, students will learn the unique lawyering skills needed to work in an in-house environment and learn from their experiences at their placements. Each student will produce a major piece of writing and keep a weekly journal. Students are required to work at their field placement 16 hours per week. Prerequisite: Corporations and Partnerships. Permission of the professor, based on the student’s application and interview, and the student’s actual placement in an approved legal department, are required. Summer only: Students are required to work at their field placement 40 hours per week for 10 weeks.