Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in transactional law experiences while working with in-house corporate attorneys. Students may work with non-profit counsel as well as corporate legal departments. They will work directly under the supervision of an attorney in these offices. Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in drafting corporate documents, attending meetings, assisting in various projects, and strengthening their research and writing skills.
In addition to the work at their placements, students must attend a companion class once a week to review substantive corporate law and 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 approximately 30 hours per week for seven weeks. The course is four credit hours and it is letter graded. Summer participants are not geographically bound and have the opportunity to be placed in the Columbia region, throughout South Carolina, as well as other states.
Students are required to take Professional Responsibility in advance or concurrently with this course. Students who are interested in transactional work and would like the opportunity to experience practice as in-house counsel should apply.