Ex. Federal Government - Semester in Washington DC: Fieldwork
- Course Number
- Curriculum Level
- Areas of Study
- Administrative Law and Public Policy, Clinics, Externships, and Experiential Learning
- Additional Attributes
- Experiential Credit
Section 003 Information
Externs will work full time (a minimum of 40 hours per week) at their externship field placements from January through May. Placement supervisors will be leaders in their field who are committed to ensuring a quality learning experience for students and who will collaborate with Columbia faculty to create a learning agenda that complements the seminars.
An SJI staff member will meet with students during the semester to discuss their field placement experiences.
- School Year & Semester
- Spring 2022
- Method of Evaluation
- J.D Writing Credit?
- Students will learn the unique challenges and responsibilities of ethical law practice in the federal government and D.C.-based not-for-profits.
- The students will discuss statutory and other sources of ethical rules for federal government employees and public interest lawyers and opportunities for reform.
- Students will have engaged in a critical examination of the multiple roles lawyers play in and with federal government offices and will have looked at these roles both substantively and through reflective writing.
- Students will have acquired an understanding of judicial, legislative, policy, and/or administrative processes.
- Students will also set their own learning goals for their individual placements.
- Instructor Pre-requisites
- Instructor Co-Requisites
- Recommended Courses
- Other Limitations
- Limited to students admitted to the full-semester Externship on the Federal Government in Washington, DC.
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