Public Service Lawyering

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Description for Spring 2011 Nonprofit/Government Internship - Public Service Lawyering Total Credits: 4; Internship: 3 credits (graded pass/fail); Class: 1 credit (letter grade) Taught by Eden Harrington Please review the course page on the clinical website: This clinical internship focuses on lawyering for the public in nonprofit and government settings. Students engage in legal work in public service offices, gaining hands-on experience that they reflect upon and analyze. Assignments address topics relevant to the legal profession and professional identity, including ethics, access to justice, advocacy and communication skills, and professional self-development. Placement supervisors are experienced attorneys who broadly expose students to the legal activities of their offices, oversee varied and demanding assignments, and provide regular feedback on student performance. Every placement must be approved by the instructor before registration is permitted. Labor unions qualify as placements for this course, but judicial and legislative placements do not. Prosecution placements may qualify under special circumstances - please contact the instructor. Students are required to work at least 180 hours at their internships, and students may not receive a salary for their internship work. NOTE: Students should register for the 3-credit internship AND for the 1-credit Public Service Lawyering class. The class will meet ten times during the fall semester.