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Fall 2020
LAW896  AS  EXTERNSHIP I

Course Description
The University of Miami School of Law Externship Program is a JD class that provides second-year (2L) and third-year (3L) students, in good academic standing, an opportunity to gain practical legal experience by working with corporations (in-house legal department or general counsel's office), government agencies, public interest organizations or the judiciary for academic credit. Students gain legal experience by working under the supervision of practicing lawyers, which is enhanced by a classroom component that allows students to maximize the learning opportunity. Law firms, of any size, do not qualify to serve as externship field placements.

The Externship Program has two components: (1) a semester total of 135 hours at the approved externship field placement, and (2) a class that meets once per week. The works hours and classroom component must be completed concurrently. The Externship Program is an elective 3-credit course that is graded pass/fail and meets a skills graduation requirement.

Students are responsible for securing your own externship placement. Please go to the Externship Program webpage where you will find information on current pre-approved placements and instructions on how to apply to each placement. You can also seek approval for a new placement that is not on the pre-approved list. You have until the end of the add/drop period to obtain an externship placement and enroll in the course. You will be enrolled in the course only after you have obtained an offer from your externship placement. For more information, please click here for the Externship Program webpage or contact Professor Jessi Tamayo (jtamayo@law.miami.edu). Enrollment is by permission of the Instructor.

https://www.law.miami.edu/iml/careers/miami-law-cdo-externship-program

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   R  4:10 PM-5:50 PM DL

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Mandatory Pass/Fail
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes:
Distance Learning
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
NEW YORK SKILLS
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
No  
Additional Materials:
Materials will be provided by the Professor.  
First Class Assignment(s):

 
Professor(s)

TAMAYO, JESSI


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: jtamayo@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-3870
Office: A312