Semester In Practice (SIP)

Professor(s)

Semester

2019 Spring

About This Class

The Semester in Practice (SiP) Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice. The SiP is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced legal professional who are experienced lawyers or professionals with a JD (where appropriate) who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms. The SiP provides an opportunity – through observation, participation, practice, and reflection – to improve students’ legal knowledge and skills and to inform and expand their vision of what the practice and profession of law can be. Components and Requirements of the SiP Course: There are two different components to the SiP program: a practicum component and a classroom component. Students are provided supervision in each aspect of the program. For the practicum component, students are designated an on-site attorney supervisor. For the classroom component, each student is assigned a faculty supervisor from Vermont Law School. All students are required to participate in a five-day on-line orientation prior to the first day of work on-site. Credits and Grading: Students enrolled in the full time program work for 15 weeks, full-time according to the schedule of their assigned office, and receive 11 experiential credits and 2 classroom credits. Experiential credits are awarded on a pass-fail basis and classroom credits are letter-graded. Eligibility: 1. Students who are in their 4th, 5th and 6th semester who have a GPA of 2.4 or higher are eligible to participate. 2. Timely submission of a request to enroll form and submission of required materials (a list of required materials is included on the request to enroll form). Satisfies the skills requirement.

Class Code

CLI9411

Subject

Clinical