DC Externship: Directed Study

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/8
Credits: 3

Course Description

This directed study is one part of a two-part full-time Washington, DC externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: A Law in DC extern must complete reflective journal entries of at least 750 words and submit them electronically approximately every other week. Topics and deadlines will be provided in the syllabus. A Law in DC extern must also complete a research paper of at least 6,000 words on a topic approved by the director of externships and relevant to the placement organization’s work, and two response papers of at least 900 words responding to readings. A student may opt to augment the research paper to satisfy the Law School’s upper-level writing requirement (and must timely submit the required paperwork to SRO to count the paper toward the Upper-Level Writing Requirement). Finally, a Law in DC extern must write a final report of at least 1,500 words.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: 2L or 3L JD Status Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: This class will meet on Mondays at the University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC. (room to be announced).

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Public Syllabus Link: None
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