D.C. Semester In Practice Program
Students earn 13 credits while in residence in Washington, D.C.: 10 credits are earned from the externship and clinical seminar and 3 credits are earned from a non-clinical course. Students extern 448 hours over the semester and attend class twice a week.
Lawyering in the Nation's Capital A 3 credit seminar designed to explore the role of the Washington lawyer. Through readings and guest lecturers, you will learn about the process of federal law and policy-making. We also will also investigate the unique role Washington lawyers in play in affecting, making and changing federal law and policy.
- D.C. Externship Clinic: A 10-credit course, consisting of a 2-hour weekly seminar focusing on professionalism, career development and the various roles of Washington lawyers and 8 credits for work at the placement. Students receive a grade for one-half of these credits and receive a pass-fail designation for the other half.
Accepted students are matched with possible placements based on demonstrated interest and other qualifications.