Prerequisites: LAW 7815 Corequisites: LAW 7925
Community Engaged Learning
Most students who are completing a second or subsequent externship and are enrolled in Externship Credit also participate in this companion course, which is designed to enhance and supplement the learning that takes place at the externship site. This course involves regular assignments and meetings with the professor and will only meet occasionally as a class. This course asks students to engage in advanced, critical thought and reflection about the legal profession, their own career goals, and their professional priorities and values. Readings, assignments, and meetings with the professor will focus on the experience of working as a lawyer, the legal profession and its role in society, and the operation of legal institutions. Topics will include comparative thinking about different externship experiences, learning from supervision, professionalism, and ethics, self-reflection, professional identity, and development, legal problem solving, oral and written communication, collaboration, diversity and bias, and lawyers' well-being. Counts toward the experiential education requirement.