Office of the Law School Registrar:
Lawyering Practice Externships
W74-798A sec 01 (4 hrs)
Days and Times to be arranged
Enrollment limit: 12
Pre-requisite: A course in legal ethics. Other prerequisites may apply depending
upon Externship. (See Instructor or Director of Clinical Programs)
Pre-registration: Submit form for pre-registration by
Monday, April 5, 1999. Open registration continues, but placement may no longer be
available. Professor Bobinette will work with interested students on an individual basis.
For students who submit pre-registration and are assigned placements before April 16, the
last day to drop is Friday, April 16. If placement is accepted, the student may not drop.
A student who accepts a placement will receive a grade of pass or fail.
Students in various lawyering practice externships learn advocacy and
litigation skills working in off-campus law offices under the supervision of clinical
field supervisors. Students may handle cases in civil or criminal matters and have the
opportunity to work in public or private offices.. Students engage in various phases of
lawyering practice, including interviewing, counseling, investigation, drafting,
negotiation, and settlement. Third-year students may participate in legal hearings,
motions, trials, and appeals. Students may work at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (and
possibly other public interest offices handling landlord / tenant, consumer, domestic
relations, government benefits, education, and mental health cases); in the Public
Defender's Office, working in the misdemeanor, juvenile, or felony units; in the criminal
and civil divisions of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the E.D. Mo. in St. Louis; or in the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission district office in St. Louis. This course will be
graded on a pass / fail basis.
NOTE: Students interested in working at the U.S. Attorney's Office must
submit F.B.I. clearance paperwork to the U.S. Attorney's Office by Wednesday, March 31,
1999. Students interested in working at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri or the Public
Defender's of lice must be registered as a student with the Missouri Bar (Rule 8) and must
be Rule 13 certified. Rule 13 certification is not required for placement at the E.E.O.C.
but is recommended.
Students in this course must work a minimum of 224 over a period of six
weeks. Students are strongly encouraged to spread the work out over a six to ten week
period. Students may begin work before the beginning of regular summer school courses
through arrangement with the instructor.
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: Once students have accepted
placement, they may not drop this course, and will receive a grade of pass or fail (65).