Summer II 2014
6300 Clinic Externship I - BONADERO- 18457
Erma Bonadero (CLINICAL FACULTY)
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. (Unless a student is a 3L who is participating in the Summer Apprenticeship Program, s/he cannot receive credit for working at law firm, even on a volunteer basis.)
Once a student secures an approved 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.
All participating in/externship students will receive an orientation; enrolled students will be emailed details once available. Students may not receive credit for working for a placement for which they have worked previously.
Students will be required to work at their placements for 60 hours to earn each hour of academic credit. Students must pay tuition for these credits, just as for any other law school course. Students needing financial aid should note that aid is only available if enrolling in a minimum of six credits over the summer.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: Students will be required to email weekly journal entries and time logs to the ED or assigned adjunct professor, 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.
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 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, then email each student regarding his/her application status.
First Day Assignments: N/A
Final Exam Schedule:
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Course Materials (3/27/2014 11:18:52 AM)
No book required for this course