Public Interest Practicum | L4498

The Public Interest Practicum is one option for students to satisfy the Public Service Requirement. The only satisfying course offered for only zero or one credit, it requires participation of the JD student in a 50-hour, non-compensated, law-related, public interest placement under the supervision of an attorney or judge who has been in practice or on the bench for a minimum of three years. A practicum student must complete the minimum of 50 hours in one of the following settings: judicial internship; government agency; private law firm doing pro bono or low bono work; non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization; or pre-approved uncompensated research project for a faculty member. A student may decide to take the Public Interest Practicum for 1 credit or 0 credit. The Public Interest Practicum for 1 Academic Credit requires a Public Interest Practicum Online Seminar component to supplement the practical experience. The Public Interest Practicum is beneficial for students who are not planning on satisfying the Public Service Requirement through other opportunities (See Ways to Satisfy the PSR for a complete listing of the methods in which you may satisfy the PSR).

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 0 or 1
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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