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Summer – Externships

This externship places students in full-time positions with local, state, or federal offices or not-for-profits both within Louisiana and in other major cities in the United States and abroad. Students taking this course for two credits will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours at their placement, and students taking this course for 3 credits will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours at their placement. (Many placements may require a greater hours commitment from students.) Through the range of clients and legal issues handled by these organizations, students will gain hands-on experience and develop a wide variety of practical lawyering skills in both litigation and non-litigation practice settings. Students must also participate in a weekly online seminar videoconference, in which they will participate in discussions reflecting on their placements, and will be required to periodically update a personal work reflection blog. This course is by application only, and will require an interview with the Director of Externships and with a student’s possible placement. Contact Professor Jeffrey Brooks if interested in this opportunity.