Semester in Practice Internship

Chloe McGrath Wright in front of the San Diego County Juvenile Court during her placement with the San Diego County Public Defender Office.

Students work full-time under the supervision of experienced attorneys. For placements in the U.S., students may intern in government, nonprofit and legislative offices. For placements outside the U.S., students may intern with specialized courts, international institutions, and nongovernmental organizations.  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, and the legal profession.  Each student consults with the instructor to arrange his or her field placement.