This clinic provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests and work closely with and be mentored by experienced practicing lawyers. Students receive intensive classroom training on skills and substance designed to provide specialized instruction on different areas of law as well as litigation and transactional skills. Students then perform on-site legal work under the supervision of practicing lawyers in private or non-profit law offices, governmental and administrative agencies, public interest organizations, or corporate legal departments which specialize in the practice of civil law. It helps students understand the role of the civil lawyer in the context of their upcoming placement. Students focus on civil litigation and/or transactional practice. Students will gain experience in lawyering skills, legal process and different substantive areas of law. Field placements may include: Corporate and Business Practice; Environmental; Human Rights; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Law; Real Estate and Land Use; Personal Injury; and Sports and Entertainment.
All required first year courses; Professional Responsibility; Business Entities; and Civil Pre-Trial Practice, Trial Advocacy, or one transactional workshop including: Business Planning Workshop; Estate Planning Workshop; Health Law Workshop; Interviewing and Counseling; Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating; Law Office Management Workshop; Law Practice and Business Technology Workshop; Legal Drafting Workshop; Mediation Workshop; Real Property Closing Workshop; or Will Drafting Workshop. (The Director of the Civil Field Placement Clinic will determine whether a workshop not listed in this description satisfies this pre-requisite.)
Includes the following practice areas: Corporate and Business Practice, Environmental Law, Human Rights, Immigration, Intellectual Property, International Law, Land Use, Personal Injury Litigation, Real Estate, and Sports & Entertainment