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.
- Students who wish to change between the two and three credit offerings should do so during the add/drop period.
- For students considering the 2 credit option, please note that some placements may require that students work a minimum of 15 hours each week. While 10 hours per week is sufficient to satisfy the Law Center credit requirement, it may not be consistent with the expectations of every prospective placement. Please research and confirm the requirements of any existing program prior to committing to an externship.
In addition to their field work, students must attend a total of five classes over the semester. Signups for these classes will take place on the TWEN site.
- Elective seminars (choose 3)
- Final Presentation
Orientation and Final Presentations are offered multiple times during the first and last weeks of the semester. Elective seminars are offered several times per week:
- Fall 2013: Tuesdays at 3:30, Thursdays at 5:45, and Fridays at 10:00
- Spring 2014: Tuesdays at 3:30 and 5:45, Thursdays at 5:45, and Fridays at 10:00
Students must also submit (forms and instructions available on TWEN):
- Goals memo
- Supervision Agreement Form
- Student Agreement Form
- Working with Minors Form (if applicable)
- Written work as required by seminar classes
- A final 5-7 page reflection paper
Sample Electives (offerings vary by semester)
- Persuasive Writing
- Managing Up
- Legislative Drafting
- Communicating with Clients
- Writing an Editorial
- Strategic Planning
- Ethical Decision-Making
- Electronic Professionalism
- Group Reflections by Practice Area
- Diversity and Conflict in the Workplace
- Group Dynamics and Decision Making
- Non-Traditional Legal Speaking
- Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
- Making Mentors