Practicum courses combine service learning alongside practicing lawyers with the study of a substantive area with a full-time professor.
These four-credit experiential courses are based around hands-on fieldwork assisting and observing practicing attorneys. They explore the related subject area in depth and work on other skills (such as interviewing and counseling clients, access to justice, and writing) through weekly classroom work. This class is taught by a team consisting of a full-time professor and an expert practicing attorneys. Students have a chance to observe and reflect on the process of becoming an attorney.
The course requirements include assigned reading and multimedia observations, regular journaling to reflect on the students' experiences in practice, and an end-of-semester project on a legal topic that grows from their work.