Field Placement Program
There are four parts to the Field Placement Program at UC Berkeley School of Law:
- General Field Placements – students receive academic credit for part-time legal work for non-profits and government agencies under the supervision of an attorney in the following categories:
Judicial Externships – students work part-time or full-time for judges and chambers in the San Francisco/Bay Area.Students externing for a judge usually work 16-40 hours/week over 14 weeks for 4-10 units of credit. Judicial Externships have an accompanying 1-unit required seminar that meets for a full-day at the beginning of the semester and then several times during the semester.
Away Field Placements – students receive up to 10 units of academic credit for legal work with an approved non-profit or government agency outside the San Francisco/Bay Area.Generally, students working at away placements complete 40 hours/week over 14 weeks or 560 hours for 10 units of credit. Students doing Away Field Placements are required to conduct contemporaneous guided reflection in the form of timesheets, journals, and reports throughout the semester.
UCDC Law Program – students receive up to 10 units for field placements and additional units for participation in the accompanying required seminar.
The UC Berkeley School of Law Field Placement Program is staffed by:
Sue Schechter, Field Placement Director and Lecturer-in-Residence, firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 643-7387
Sasha Thomas-Nuruddin, Professional Skills Program Assistant, email@example.com, (510)-642-6818
For more information about the Program please visit: www.law.berkeley.edu/179.htm.
The Program is governed by the following rules:
ABA Standard 305: Study Outside the Classroom and UC Berkeley Law School Academic Rules 1.03