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Spring 2010 - Public Service Lawyering

Harrington, Eden E

Course ID: 397R  Unique # 29150  Credit Hours: 3  (Pass/Fail only)

No class meeting information is available for this class.

Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
28636 - Public Service Lawyering
Non-profit/Government Internship - Students must be approved by the instructor prior to registration. Application required, along with resume and copy of unofficial transcript. An application for this internship can be accessed on the web: Completed application materials are to be submitted to Eden Harrington ( no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30. Direct questions to Eden Harrington (; ph. 512-232-7068).

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This course consists of two components focused on public service lawyering:  a 1-credit class and an internship for 3 credits (both graded pass/fail).  Students must register for both components, earning a total of 4 credits.  Students are expected to work at their internships during most of the weeks in which the class meets.

The program sends students into public service practice to gain experiences that they reflect upon and analyze in class.  Placement supervisors are experienced attorneys who provide students with broad exposure to the activities of their offices and varied assignments.  The course will address topics relevant to the legal profession and becoming a lawyer, including legal ethics, access to justice, lawyering skills, analysis of the lawyering role, etc.

Students must consult with the course instructor to develop their field placements at government offices and non-profit organizations.  (Prosecution, legislative, trade association and judicial internships are not eligible.) An application and instructor approval is required prior to registration.  Students are required to work 180 hours for their internships, and these hours of work must be completed before the end of classes.  Each intern will arrange a mutually convenient work schedule with their supervising attorney.  Students may not receive compensation (including a Baron & Budd Fellowship) for their internship work.

NOTE:  Students should register for the 3-credit internship AND for the 1-credit Public Service Lawyering class.  The class will meet ten times during the spring semester.