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Spring 2014
5400 Clinic Externship I - BONADERO- 12664

Professor(s): Erma Bonadero (CLINICAL FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: Students arrange their own work schedule directly  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: http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/ebonadero/externship.html

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.
Time: Work days/hours to be determined between the student and the field placement supervisor
Location: Work will be done on site at the field placement.

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.

First Day Assignments: N/A

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No