Private Practice Externship

B514 is taught by I. Van der Cruysse

COURSE GOALS: The student will work with in-house counsel of a corporation, or law-firm, and will gain insight in how the corporation is run as a business, and how it is serving its client(s).

A handful of for-profit corporations partnered with the school for educational purposes: for those in IP, you must register for course B551 (see course description and guidelines for the application process). For paid positions in a for-profit environment, the student first finds a paid position with the employer, and can then request approval for externship credit, as long as the employer agrees to follow the requirements for the externship program.

COURSE COMPETENCIES: Prerequisite specialized courses which vary according to substantive area.

STUDENT ROLE: Legal research and writing, observer at meetings with internal clients and in some caseswith outside counsel.

For this course, the student will register for 2 credits or 104 hours of on-site work.

Additional externship course requirements include weekly time-sheets and reflective essays, and 2 self-assessment exercises.

COURSE QUALIFICATIONS: Specialty courses related to substantive area of the externship.

CLIENTELE SERVED: The private corporation, or clients to the corporation.

NATURE OF PRACTICE: A variety of assignments, but in general: research and writing, document review, transactional work.

APPLICATION METHOD: Faculty approval prior to registration will be required: students can contact Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse at for a conversation and for the approval form.