Litigation Externship (1110)


Course Description Credits Course Type Code
510 Contracts I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
515 Contracts II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
530 Property I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
540 Torts I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
550 Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
555 Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
560 Civil Procedure I Credits: 3 Crs Type: R
565 Civil Procedure II Credits: 3 Crs Type: R

Course Memo

This externship is a hands-on and participation-driven experience that allows students to engage in practical application of their legal knowledge and learn the entire litigation process, from case intake through trial or settlement, while working on active civil and criminal cases alongside local practicing attorneys. This externship provides the opportunity to represent Plaintiffs and Defendants under the tutelage of successful and experienced civil and criminal trial attorneys. Participants will draft various litigation related documents, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, motions, discovery, demand letters, case summaries, and the like. Participants will also conduct depositions, interview clients, motions hearings, and represent clients at trial and related hearings. Grading and participation will basically follow the school’s and ABA’s policies for other externships. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. The work done in the course must, when taken as a whole, be of “B” quality or better. You must have a total of 160 hours of work, which includes both in class participation and out-of-class assignments.

Course Section Description

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement