Laws # 706A
Students enrolled in the Criminal Law Externship have the opportunity to work with federal and state agencies. They may work locally during the academic year and nationally in the summer. Students have worked with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Federal Public Defender, SC Attorney General's Office, as well as various Solicitors and Public Defenders.
Typically, the students will assist the criminal law attorneys with legal research and drafting documents such as memoranda and briefs. Depending on the placement, students may also have the opportunity to observe court proceedings, witness client interviews, and visit local jails. In addition to their work at their placements, students must attend a companion course where the student will have the opportunity to reflect upon their fieldwork experiences.
During the academic year students must work a minimum of 8 hours per week for thirteen weeks. The course is two credit hours and it is letter graded.
During the summer students must work a minimum of 30 hours per week for seven weeks. The course is four credit hours and it is letter graded.
Students are required to take Professional Responsibility in advance or concurrently with this course. It is strongly recommended that students enroll in Evidence in advance or concurrently with this course.