Course Details

Law Practice Field Studies

This course is open to (1) JD students who will be doing a paid or unpaid internship during the summer following their first or second year of law school in a country other than their home country and (2) JD students doing an unpaid internship (for a minimum of 8 weeks) during the summer following their first or second year of law school which does not qualify for one of the Law School's Practicum courses. At the end of the internship, students must submit a 15 to 20 page paper on a law topic related to but not directly overlapping with legal issues explored and worked on during the summer internship or on a comparative law or legal profession topic related to the country in which the internship took place. - Students enrolled in this course will complete the written work under the supervision of a faculty member assigned to them by the Law school. - International students are encouraged to include a comparative dimension in their papers. - This 15-20 page paper will earn one credit. The written work will not satisfy the graduation writing requirement. - Students must complete the written work by the end of the Summer exam period. Papers will be graded in accordance with the Law School grading policy. Grades will not be recorded on the transcript until the letter from the employer verifying completion of the internship has been submitted to the Registrar. If a student fails to turn in a paper and/or submit a letter from his/her employer by the due date for Summer grades, the student will receive an "F" for the course on his or her transcript. Students may not enroll in Law Practice Field Studies after graduating from the Law School or completing the requirements for the JD degree. International students on the F-1 student visa should be able to use Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization to take this course. Please see the International Office for instructions regarding CPT.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 659
Practice Areas: Legal Skills Development


Course History

Spring 2021
Title: Law Practice Field Studies
Faculty: Litwin, Yotvat Adi
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 1     Actual: 2

Fall 2020
Title: Law Practice Field Studies
Faculty: Litwin, Yotvat Adi
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 1     Actual: 1