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Sara Sommarstrom

Adjunct Faculty, VETLAW Director at Minnesota Assistance Counsel for Veterans

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 918 - 01 Public Interest Externship - - W - - - - 1600 - 1700 MSL 242

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1700

Location:

MSL 242

Course Registration Number:

30592 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sara K. Sommarstrom

This externship offers students an opportunity to learn about public interest practice while engaging in significant hands-on legal work in a field placement at a public interest organization or government agency. Students will be challenged to discuss complex issues of ethics, access to justice, and professional growth through personal and group reflection exercises. Externship logs will serve both as a record of tasks accomplished and a reflection tool for the group project. The externship requires 150 hours of work from the student, between the field-placement and class work components. Agencies will provide the extern with an appropriate workload designed to challenge the student while serving the mission of the organization. Enrollment in the externship is by application only. Prerequisites include: (1) The completion of three semesters of law school; (2) Good academic standing; (3) Enrollment at UST School of Law during the semester immediately preceding the one in which the student expects to enroll in the Public Interest Externship; and (4) Other prerequisites as required by the agency.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 918 - 01 Public Interest Externship - - W - - - - 1600 - 1655 MSL 324

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1655

Location:

MSL 324

Course Registration Number:

43199 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sara K. Sommarstrom

The public interest externship offers students an opportunity to learn about public interest practice while engaging in significant hands-on legal work in a field placement at a public interest organization or government agency. Students will be challenged to discuss complex issues of ethics, access to justice, and professional growth through personal and group reflection exercises. Placement organizations will provide the extern with an appropriate workload designed to challenge the student while serving the mission of the organization. Externship students will be expected to track and complete 150 hours of work in this course, with at least 130 of those hours devoted to fieldwork, and students will participate in the classroom component as well. Enrollment in the externship is by application only. To be eligible for a credit-earning externship, a student must first complete a minimum of 28 credits of study. Externship students must be in good standing. Externship students may be subject to other prerequisites/policies as required by the placement.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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