Instructor(s): Sara Faherty

Corequisite: One of LAW248Y, LAW315H, LAW728H, LAW565H, LAW559H, or LAW396H.

Note: This seminar will meet six times, twice early in the term, twice mid-term, and twice towards the end of the term. The meetings will be on Thursdays, from 8:30 until 10:20 am. During the Fall 2017 term we will meet on September 14, September 21, October 19, October 26, November 16, and November 23.

The goal of externships is to provide students with hands-on experience in various areas of law. The goal of this companion seminar is to develop externship students’ reflection on the practice of law, the specific area of law in which they work, and legal institutions. The seminar will provide an opportunity for students to integrate their practical, doctrinal and theoretical learning. Sessions will focus around substantive issues, skills building, professional responsibility and legal ethics, and include discussions of the issues raised by the students’ casework. Students enrolled in year-long externships must participate in the fall seminar, and may opt to participate in the winter seminar, if they wish. Students enrolled in both seminars can split their credits evenly or allocate their 2 credits to a single term.

Evaluation
In order to receive credit, students must attend and participate in the seminar sessions and will be required to submit four 1000-word guided reflections during the term.
Credit note
1 Credit (ungraded)

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
1
Hours
0

Enrolment

Maximum
30
30 JD

Schedule

Th: 8:30 - 10:20