D.C. Semester In Practice Program
Students earn 13 credits while in residence in Washington, D.C.: 10 credits are earned from the externship and clinical seminar and 3 credits are earned from a non-clinical course. Students extern 448 hours over the semester and attend class twice a week.
Non-Clinical Course: The Spring 2015 course is Comparative Constitution Making. This course is 3 credits and is graded: Countries around the world are drafting or re-drafting their constitutions. This class considers what should be in those constitutions, and how countries might consider drafting those constitutions. Readings include constitutional text, cases and commentaries from the United States and from abroad. Requirements include reading, a reaction paper, a short research paper, and several constitution-drafting exercises.
Professor David Fontana, George Washington School of Law
- D.C. Externship Clinic: A 10-credit course, consisting of two parts: 2 credits for the weekly two-hour seminar and 8 credits for the student’s work at the placement. Students receive a grade for one-half of these credits and receive a pass-fail designation for the other half.