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LSU Law Apprenticeship Program

Program Description

LSU Law Apprenticeship Week will be held January 4-8, 2021. During this week, master lawyers and judges will teach LSU Law upperclass students in small enrollment, hands-on mini-courses. Each mini-course will aim to provide students with focused, task-oriented training not generally available in law school courses and usually available only through actual practice experience.

As a result of the CoVid pandemic, the 2021 program will be different in several important ways.  First, Trial Advocacy, which used to be a required course for all third-year students, is now an elective and will be taught as part of Apprenticeship Week.  More precisely, Trial Advocacy will be held January 6, 7 & 8 (WThF) of Apprenticeship Week.  In addition, several other Apprenticeship Week courses have been altered to provide students with Experiential Credit, as required by the ABA.  Finally, three Apprenticeship courses will be taught in the first two weeks of the Spring semester and students completing these courses will receive 1 credit hour of experiential credit.

Participating students will receive one hour of credit, at no additional charge, for successfully completing a mini-course. The credit will be awarded in the 2021 Spring semester as credit or no credit. Students will be expected to devote the week of the program to thoughtful preparation for class and diligent completion of the individual and group projects assigned.