Course Details

Practicum: Corporate Counsel

Students are placed as externs in general counsel offices of business. Students will be expected to devote 10-12 hours a week (over a minimum of 13 weeks) to the corporate law department in which they are placed. Externs are expected to do legal research and work with the company lawyers, but they are also usually involved in the life of the law department: attending meetings, observing negotiations, and otherwise gaining an understanding of how law is practiced within a business setting. In the past, externships have been arranged with organizations such as CME Group, CDW, American Medical Association, Nuveen and Integrys. Students who obtain externships through the class typically obtain one of their top three selections. Students may also arrange for their own placements in a corporate counsel's office, provided they obtain approval from the Professor in advance. In addition to the externships, in-class discussions relate to issues that are of concern to general counsel, such as selection of counsel, attorney-client privilege, alternative dispute resolution and crisis management. Pre-requisite: Business Associations or Corporations is a pre-requisite for this course. Candidates who seek their own placement must secure professor permission to enroll. If you have a placement in mind or have questions about the available placements, please contact Professor Wentz directly at pwentz@apcoworldwide.com.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 670P
Additional Course Information: Business Concentration Elective,  Experiential Learning,  Not a lottery course,  Third year students only


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Practicum: Corporate Counsel
Faculty: Wentz, R A
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 7

Fall 2016
Title: Practicum: Corporate Counsel
Faculty: Wentz, R A
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 10

Fall 2015
Title: Practicum: Corporate Counsel
Faculty: Wentz, R A
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9

Fall 2014
Title: Practicum: Corporate Counsel
Faculty: Wentz, R A
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9