LAW 7911 - Externship - Part Time, Neighborhood Legal Services

Fall, Spring. 4 credits. S/U grades only.

Permission of instructor required. Satisfies the skills requirement. This course requires off premises travel. The student is responsible for travel to and from the sites.

G. Galbreath.

The Externship - Part Time, Neighborhood Legal Services course allows 1 or 2 students to earn 5 or more credit hours as externs working at least 17 hours per week at the local legal services office in Ithaca (formally known as Legal Assistance of Western New York, Tompkins/Tioga Neighborhood Legal Services)(NLS) while continuing to attend classes at the law school. The course purpose is to provide a bridge between the study of law and its practice. A written application for the course must be submitted to the instructor and approved during the semester preceding the semester the student plans to participate. The student must be supervised/mentored by an NLS attorney and engage in meaningful and "attorney-like" work at the placement which furthers the student's education and career goals. In addition to his or her work responsibilities at NLS, the extern will create a Learning Agenda, prepare weekly Journal entries, engage in a regular electronic Discussion Board with other externs and the instructor, host the instructor for a site visit, and do a written Description of Placement (see the BlackBoard web site for Externship - Part Time, Neighborhood Legal Services and the site for Externship - Full Time for more detail on these requirements).

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