This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
No scheduled meeting time.
Internship – APPLICATION REQUIRED. Contact the instructor for information about applying. Students must register for both Semester in Practice internship courses (one for 8 credits and one for 2 credits – for a total of 10 credits).
This clinical internship gives students the opportunity to work full-time in government, nonprofit and legislative offices located outside of Austin. Interns immerse themselves in practice, developing their professional skills and studying the role of lawyers and legal institutions. The course addresses topics relevant to public service lawyering in varied settings, including professionalism, ethics, advocacy, access to justice, the legal profession, and legal institutions.
Placement supervisors are experienced attorneys who expose students to the legal activities of their offices, oversee varied and demanding assignments, and provide regular feedback on student performance. Each student consults with the instructor to arrange his or her field placement, and each placement and supervisor must be approved by the instructor prior to registration.
Students are required to intern for 550 hours and may not receive a salary for their internship work. Students are expected to complete a number of written assignments and maintain close contact with the instructor during the internship.