J.D. Seminar 253
| 3 credit hours
The externship program offers students the opportunity to gain perspective on the legal system by seeing law in action, and to gain a deeper understanding of the law by integrating theory with practice. Students are permitted to work for governmental, judicial or non-profit organizations. Please refer to the JD Externship Web Page for more detailed information, http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/externships/index.cfm.
Identifying a Placement
Students are responsible for finding their own placements, but may contact the Externship Program office to schedule an advising appointment at any time. Externships are permitted in government, judicial, and non-profit entities, and students must be supervised by an attorney. Students may not be compensated for the work at their placement, nor may students work on pro bono matters at a for-profit entity. All fall and spring externships must be in the Washington, DC area. Summer externships are permitted outside of Washington.
Externships are mandatory pass/fail classes, and do not count against each student’s 7 credit pass/fail limit. Students in the 3 credit seminar must work at their placements at least 15 hours per week for 11 weeks, for a total of 165 hours. Students in the 2 credit seminar must work at their placements at least 10 hours per week for 11 weeks, for a total of 110 hours. (During the summer session, students must work the total number of hours over a minimum of 6 weeks.)
Pass Fail Credits
The externship course is graded pass/fail and the externship credits do not count against the seven-credit limit on pass/fail courses.
In addition to time spent at the placement, all students must attend five classroom sessions: orientation, 3 component classes, and a final reflection class. These classes meet on different days, and at varied times each semester.
Applications are available on the JD Externship web page at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/externships/externship-application.cfm. Students may not register via MyAccess.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed 28 credits of study as a full-time or part-time student.
Externships and Practicum Courses
Students may not concurrently enroll in an externship and a fieldwork practicum course.
Externships and Clinics
Students may not enroll concurrently in an externship and a clinic, except Street Law.
Eligibility for Second Externship
Students may enroll in the externship program once. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be granted a
waiver of the one externship policy. A student who wishes to pursue a waiver should submit a memo to Jane Aiken, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, and Carmia N. Caesar, Director of Externships, explaining: (1) what his/her
learning objectives are, and how they differ from those for the first externship; and (2) why these learning
objectives cannot be met by existing clinical or experiential learning course opportunities.
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