2/3 Credits (Clinic)
Students in this clinical component will spend 10 (2-credit) or 15 (3-credit) hours per week initially in the Suffolk County Superior Court Clerk's Office assisting the clerks. After approximately three weeks, students will be assigned to Superior Court judges in Suffolk County, where they will work as law interns for the balance of the semester. SINCE STUDENTS WILL WORK WITH JUDGES, ALL FIELDWORK FOR THEIR CLINIC MUST BE SCHEDULED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, BETWEEN 10:00 A.M AND 4:30 P.M., IN BLOCKS OF TIME NO SMALLER THAN 3 HOURS AND NO LONGER THAN 7 HOURS. Students will submit weekly journals, describing and reflecting on their experiences in the field, and will meet in a series of seminars with the course instructor and/or the Clinical Director to explore the relationship between the principles covered in the substantive class and the students' fieldwork. This course satisfies the Experiential Education/Professional Skills Requirement.