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295C sec. 1 - Criminal Field Placement Seminar (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Jonathan T Laba  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Th 6:25-8:15
Meeting Location: 129

Course Start: January 12, 2012

The Criminal Field Placement Seminar is the 2-unit graded required companion course to Criminal Field Placements, where students work on law-related matters in criminal non-profit and government agencies under the supervision of attorneys to receive academic credit. The 2-unit Seminar meets the Law School's Professional Responsibility and with the field placement component meets the Professional Skills requirement. The Seminar provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their field work, explore professional responsibility topics, and to work on simulations and presentations related to their field placements. Students are expected to complete journals, timesheets, reports/forms and a final presentation to earn credit for the Field Placement Program and Seminar. In order to earn academic credit, field placements are offered for 4 units or 16 hours/week of work over the 14 weeks. The first Seminar meeting will be on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Students must submit a completed Field Placement Application to Boalt Hall 356 (available at: or outside Boalt Hall 356) in order to receive course control numbers. Applications must be approved before students will be eligible to receive academic credit for their field placement work.

The Criminal Field Placement Seminar is available to law students after they have completed their first year of law school.

This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.

Exam Notes: None
Course Category: Field Placements
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Criminal Law

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  • Understanding Lawyers' Ethics, Fourth Edition
    Monroe Freedman and Abbe Smith
    Edition: Fourth Edition
    Publisher: Lexis/Nexis
    ISBN: 9781422470220
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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