This course offers students the opportunity to integrate practical experience in a legal setting outside the Law School with a Law School classroom experience. Each student will spend at least eight hours per week working under the supervision of an attorney at a local non-profit, government agency, or court, or law firm. Students may not receive any compensation for their work. Students will arrange their own placements, though interested students who need guidance about how to pursue a placement are welcome to make an appointment with the course professor, Amy Sankaran (email@example.com). Past placements have included the ACLU of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office and Office of the Public Defender, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review, to name a few. The class will meet weekly. We?ll hear from guest speakers, have student presentations, and review assigned readings on a variety of topics, including ethics, professionalism, goal-setting, and supervision. Students will also submit periodic journals reflecting on the readings and their work, experiences, observations, and insights.
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