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295D sec. 001 - UCDC: Law and Lawyering in the Nation's Capital (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Nicole Lehtman  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Susan Schechter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

Meeting:

    Tu 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From January 19, 2021
    To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 19, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM


This course meets 3 pm PT “ 6 pm PT (6 pm ET “ 9 pm ET).

UCDC LAW PROGRAM - Full- Semester Program in Washington, DC

The UCDC Law Program is a uniquely collaborative, full-semester externship program in Washington, DC. The program combines a weekly seminar course with a field placement to offer law students an unparalleled opportunity to learn how federal statutes, regulations, and policies are made, changed, and understood in the nation’s capital. The UCDC Law Program will immerse students in the theory and practice of Washington lawyering. Students will have contact with all three branches of the federal government, independent regulatory agencies, and advocacy nonprofits.

Students will receive up to 15 units for successful completion of the program: 4-12 units for the field placements and 3 units for the required companion course, “Law and Lawyering in the Nation’s Capital.” The Program is housed at the University of California Washington Center, a UC facility located in Washington DC.

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION
The seminar is designed to enhance the externship experience in three ways. First, students will learn about the process of federal lawmaking directly from leading government lawyers, lobbyists, and public interest advocates. Second, students will explore new career opportunities unique to lawyering in Washington, while enhancing their skill sets for success in any career path. Third, students will investigate the role lawyers in Washington, DC have in making and changing federal law and policy. Class sessions include frequent guest lecturers and class discussions based on students' questions.

Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.

Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.


Real-time attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.


Requirements Satisfaction:


Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.


Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Field Placements
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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