Externs are required to take LAW 680, Constitutionalism in South Africa (2 credits), and LAW 939, South Africa Externship Seminar (1 credit). These courses occur during the first weeks of the winter semester and are required components of the South Africa externship program. They must be taken during the same semester in which the student is going to South Africa.
The third required course is LAW 938, South Africa Externship (10 credits), which covers the remaining weeks of the semester. Requirements for satisfactory completion of this course are outlined below.
Credits for LAW 938 are mandatory pass/fail. Students may elect to take LAW 939 and LAW 680 for a letter grade or as pass/fail.
The student must keep a contemporaneous journal of activities during the externship. It should include:
At the end of the externship, the student must upload a final report on the externship experience. It must be accompanied by at least two pieces of any written work (e.g., reports, briefs, memos, etc.) the student produced during the externship.
A faculty member will conduct a site visit, either in person or remotely, at your placement. The faculty member, through conversations with the attorney supervisor(s) and the student, will determine:
The student's supervising attorney at the host organization must submit a formal written evaluation of the student's performance to the Office of Experiential Education at the end of the externship semester. This evaluation should detail the work the student has done and the supervisor's evaluation of their work during the time period covered.
Click here to complete and submit the final evaluation.
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