Course Description

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Externship - LAW803
6 Credits

This rotation exposes students to a variety of practice skills and ethical issues, while giving them an opportunity to reflect on the lawyer’s role both as an advisor and officer of the court. Students work 20 hours per week at Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, a private, not-for-profit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to the poor of Long Island. The depth and range of the organization’s client base of fifteen thousand affords students exposure to a variety of legal issues. Also, a student practice order permits students to perform many of the functions and services normally reserved for admitted attorneys, including advising, counseling, negotiating, preparing documents, and appearing at administrative hearings and in trials at the state and federal level. (No prerequisite. Open only to students in their final year of study.)