Steve P Calandrillo
LAW B 567
Course Description and Objectives: This seminar is designed primarily for students undertaking an externship earning 10 or more credits. The class provides an opportunity for evaluating and analyzing various externships and legal careers from an educational and philosophical perspective. The seminar facilitates dialogue among students engaged in different kinds of externships and encourages consideration of the ways that rules, policies, and standard business practices affect different organizations, populations and practitioners. Most importantly, the class will provide perspective on how to survive and enjoy life as a lawyer in various legal, political and business settings.
Writing Requirement: Students will prepare and email me two questions for each week’s topics ahead of class (based on your general interest/knowledge of that subject matter). After each week’s session, students will prepare a 1-page memo reviewing the class (i.e., What did you learn? What was useful? What would you like covered that wasn’t? etc.). Students must complete the advance questions and review memo for 6 sessions to receive credit for the course. You choose which ones.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures and discussion; various guest speakers
Read each panel's material in advance; attend class with questions for speakers in mind.
Class assignments and grading