Externship: Family Court

Externship: Family Court

Course Number: LAW 694 FP (Field Placement) & 694S (Seminar), ULSR
Course Credits: 3 (1 FP, 2 Seminar);
Students spend seven hours per week working in White Plains Family Court or Yonkers Family Court under the supervision of experienced attorneys. Responsibilities include interviewing victims of domestic violence; drafting petitions for temporary orders of protection, support, and custody; and advocating for the petitioner in the ex parte hearing on the petition.In the weekly two-hour seminar, students learn about the dynamics of domestic violence and the New York Family Offense Law and participate in Family Court practice simulations. Permission of the professor, based on application and interview, is required Evidence is recommended but not required.
Family Law, Externship