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Fall 2012 - Public Service Lawyering

Harrington, Eden E
Fernandez, Tina V

Course ID: 179M  Unique # 29350  Credit Hours: 1  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Thursday 10:30 am - 11:37 am TNH 3.127
Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
29745 - Non-Profit/Government
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).

Nonprofit/Government Internship - Public Service Lawyering Total Credits:  4; Internship:  3 credits (graded pass/fail); Class:  1 credit (graded pass/fail) Taught by Eden Harrington and Tina Fernandez. 

Please review the course page on the clinical website:

This clinical internship focuses on lawyering for the public in nonprofit and government settings.  Students engage in legal work in public service offices, gaining hands-on experience that they reflect upon and analyze.  Assignments address topics relevant to the legal profession and professional identity, including ethics, access to justice, communication skills, and professional self-development.

Placement supervisors are experienced attorneys who broadly expose students to the legal activities of their offices, oversee varied and demanding assignments, and provide regular feedback on student performance.  Every placement must be approved by an instructor before registration is permitted.  Labor union and legislative placements qualify for this course, but judicial placements do not.  Prosecution placements may qualify under special circumstances - please contact the instructor.

Students are required to work at least 180 hours at their internships, and students may not receive compensation for their internship work.

NOTE:  Students should register for the 3-credit internship AND for the 1-credit Public Service Lawyering class. 

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