- Semester: Fall 2021
- Course ID: 297P
- Credit Hours: 2
- Internship Type: International
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Experiential Credit: 2 credit hours
- Upperclass-only elective
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Internship – APPLICATION REQUIRED. Contact the instructor to discuss applying for this internship. Students must register for both International 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 with specialized courts, government institutions, and nongovernmental organizations outside the U.S. Field placements involve work on international law-related matters and are often focused on human rights. Interns immerse themselves in practice, developing their professional skills and studying the role of international lawyers and legal institutions. The course addresses topics relevant to public service lawyering in international settings, including professionalism, ethics, advocacy, access to justice, the legal profession, and the intersection of law and policy.
Remote work is not permitted - the student and the supervising attorney must both work in-person at the placement office to be eligible for this internship. 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 placement and supervisor must be approved by the instructor prior to registration. Students must intern for at least 500 hours and may not receive a salary for their internship work. Students are required to complete a number of written assignments and maintain close contact with the instructor during the internship.
Interested students should review the course website (https://law.utexas.edu/internships/international-internship) and then email the instructor (Eden Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a time to discuss possible placements and the course.