This is a variable credit course ranging from 8 – 10 credits. Enrollment in this course requires special permission. Students should be aware that although this is a variable credit course, once they register for the course, they cannot change the number of credits at will. All deadlines pertaining to add/drop and any fees associated with late changes will apply if the number of credits change at some point in the term.
The D.C. Externship is one component of the Semester in D.C. Program. Students may participate in the Semester in D.C. Program during the spring semester of their second or third year. Students enrolling in the D.C. Externship must also register for the D.C. Seminar, which is described separately.
Students may choose to register for 8 - 10 credits and must complete 52 hours of work per credit during the semester (amounting to 30-37 hours/week for 14 weeks).
Students interested in participating in the Semester in D.C. Program should: (a) review the information on the Semester in D.C. Program webpage; (b) contact Prof. Baylis to discuss the program requirements and externship application process; and (c) contact Prof. Baylis for permission to register for this course and the D.C. Externship after obtaining an externship position. Students who are interested in participating but have not yet secured an externship position should register for a regular courseload of classes. Upon accepting an externship, students can drop their other classes and add the D.C. Externship and D.C. Seminar.
A satisfactory grade in this course will be based entirely upon the completion of 52 hours per credit of primarily legal work, supervised by an attorney, in an approved externship site.