Course Details

Practicum: Public Interest Law

The goal of this Practicum is to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of public interest law practice, broadly defined. The assigned readings cover a variety of topics related to public interest law. Students participate in a weekly seminar where they discuss the readings and their work at the placement agency. In addition, students spend 12 hours per week in a field placement or externship with a non-profit public interest legal organization of their choosing. All second and third year students are eligible to participate in the Public Interest Practicum. Students in the course should begin searching for an appropriate placement at least one month before the semester begins and are expected to have secured a specific externship by the start of class. The professors teaching the course will assist students in finding externships responsive to the student's interests. Each placement must be approved by the professors teaching the course in the semester for which the placement is secured. This course is a distance course. NOTE the following rules for distance courses: -You may not enroll in more than one distancecourse in any term, including the summer term. -You may earn no more than 12 credits in distance courses towards the JD degree.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 638D
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Not a lottery course,  Requires Practicum Placement

Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Practicum: Public Interest Law
Faculty: Wilson, Cynthia A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 4