Public Interest Practicum

Student's Final Report


Student's Name
Practicum Supervisor's Name
Organization's Name

Please complete this Final Report as follows:

  • Answer the questions below honestly and completely
  • The Practicum Student is responsible for ensuring that this completed Final Report is submitted no later than two weeks after the student has completed the practicum work under a Practicum Supervisor
  • An anonymous copy of this Final Report will be available to interested future practicum students and practicum supervisors to view unless you direct the Public Interest Office otherwise

Goals of the Public Service Requirement are to:

  • Educate students about their professional responsibilities, particularly their obligation to perform public service work as practicing attorneys
  • Help students develop practical lawyering skills by supervising students in real world work situations and teaching them to integrate the theory and practice of law
  • Raise awareness among students of meaningful career and public service opportunities
  • Develop relationships with members of the legal community

Please respond to the following questions:

1. Please discuss in detail if this Public Interest Practicum has met your expectations, including the nature of the work performed and the learning opportunity provided.

2. Please discuss if and how your skills have improved during this Public Interest Practicum (examples of skills would include legal research, writing, and analysis, ability to work with others, clarity and organization of written and oral communication).

3. Please describe the method by which and frequency with which you interacted with your Practicum Supervisor. Discuss whether you consider the training and feedback you received from your Practicum Supervisor was adequate.

4. Please discuss in what ways, if any, you would modify your practicum experience.

5. Please discuss what you would tell other students about your practicum experience and whether you would recommend this practicum experience to other students.

6. In your opinion, have the goals of the Public Service Requirement as described above been achieved through this Public Interest Practicum?   Yes     No
If not, please explain.

7. Please describe opportunities you have had to see or talk about issues of professional responsibility (e.g. competence, confidentiality, conflicts of interest) during your practicum.

8. Did you choose to do this practicum for one academic credit hour or no academic credit?
If for no academic credit, please explain why you chose not to do the practicum for academic credit.

9. If you chose to do this practicum for one academic credit hour, in addition to your practicum work, you are required to have completed the Practicum Online Seminar. Please discuss whether you found this seminar interesting and/or useful and what you liked and/or did not like about it.

Student Signature
Student ID Number