UC Law SF’s Corporate Counsel Externship Program provides second and third-year students the opportunity to earn academic credit based on training in pre-vetted corporate counsel offices of for-profit and non-profit companies. The typical on-site learning helps students build their legal skills and knowledge so they can become practice-ready business attorneys. Now done remotely or in-person, students will learn how in-house attorneys collaborate and communicate with the company client, and how they incorporate the client’s unique mission, business, and industry context into their legal advice. Supervising attorneys guide, train, mentor, and provide substantive feedback to the student throughout the semester.
The experiential learning is supported and enhanced in the classroom. Students are enrolled in a mandatory weekly seminar that teaches the role of corporate counsel, integral lawyering competencies, and the ability to self-develop and learn from practice.
The Corporate Counsel Externship Seminar is two units, C/NC. Students will earn 4-5 Corporate Counsel Fieldwork units for 16-20/hours per week of work at their placements. Students will work at their placements for a minimum of 12 weeks. All credits qualify as experiential.
STUDENT INFORMATION PACKET & APPLICATION
The packet includes:
APPLICATION TIMELINE FOR FALL 2023
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For more information contact:
Associate Clinical Professor & Director of Externship Programs
UC Hastings College of the Law