Summer II 2014
5297 Clinic Externship I - BONADERO- 18682
Erma Bonadero (DEPARTED)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Time: ARRANGED Location:
Course Outline: Well in advance of the semester during which they want to work, students should secure their own field placements at either a nonprofit organization or a government agency. A list of preapproved placements is located on the Externship Program’s webpage. If the placement where a student wishes to work for credit is not on the approved list, s/he must seek approval from the Externship Director before accepting a position at that placement. (Students working at law firms, even on a volunteer basis, cannot receive credit under ABA accreditation regulations.)
Once a student secures a position, s/he must apply to the Externship Program at www.law.uh.edu/clinic. Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you’re approved, the Externship Director will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.
Any JD student doing his/her first-ever externship for credit is required to attend an on-campus orientation. The date/time of the orientation is TBD. Students are responsible for reading the Daily LEX consistently to keep up with this information as it becomes available.
Students will be required to work at their placements for 60 hours to earn each hour of academic credit.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: Paper: Yes, at semester’s end. Additionally, students will be required to email weekly journal entries and time logs to the ED, and complete placement evaluation forms.
All students will meet for a mandatory orientation of roughly one hour to review the nuts and bolts of the courses’ requirements, discuss matters of ethics and professionalism, and address any initial student concerns/questions. This orientation will be held twice, to make it more accessible for students’ planning purposes. You have a choice whether to attend on 4/23/14 in Room 240 BLB, OR on 5/8/14 in 209 BLB, and will receive an email to confirm which you will attend.
Prerequisites: Yes completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.Time: Work days/hours to be determined between the student and the field placement supervisorLocation: Work will be done on site at the field placement.
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type:
Course Materials (3/27/2014 11:19:53 AM)
No book required for this course