Course Description

Legal Externship Seminar: Private Firm | L5031

At Denver Law, the required course of study for students seeking to enroll in a legal externship includes a fieldwork component (L5025) and an accompanying for-credit, graded seminar. Unless the externship is part of one of our Specialty Programs, the academic seminar corresponds to the rotation/placement type of the externship. This seminar is designed for students who are enrolled in a Private Practice Externship for the first time. This seminar addresses topics specific to the practice of law in a private firm, such as ethical issues, professionalism, effective advocacy, negotiations, practice management, office culture, and client relationships. The seminar also includes self-evaluation and reflective exercises. Students will receive a letter grade for their work in the seminar. To enroll, please place yourself on the waitlist for the class, which is listed as L5031, but will have a unique CRN, as listed on the Registrar’s Class Schedules site for the particular semester. Once you have submitted the paperwork required to be enrolled in an externship, the Externship Office will remove you from the waitlist. Students interested in taking the seminar without being enrolled in an appropriate externship may be permitted to register with profession permission, if space allows. Please note: Students enrolled an externship are exempt from the corresponding seminar only if the student is designated as a repeat/veteran extern, which means the student has already taken an externship and corresponding seminar of that specific rotation/placement type. For information on enrolling in the fieldwork component, see Externship L5025. Please consult the Legal Externship Program website for more information on enrolling in a legal externship and contact with any questions.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 1
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement

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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208

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