Field Placement III
In the third year of the program Law Clerk students undertake a 280-hour placement. Students may elect to complete their placement hours every Thursday and Friday during the school year while attending classes Monday through Wednesday, or during the spring/summer period immediately following the successful completion of their first two years of study. This placement is meant to provide more detailed exposure to what it will be like to assist professionals in a legal environment. While the college has a list of host agencies willing to provide a placement experience, students are expected to utilize their job search skills, techniques, and resources from previous courses to evaluate placement opportunities and secure a field placement that matches their interests, skills, and abilities. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to utilize guidance and support provided by the college to assess placement opportunities and ensure a good fit. Employers evaluate student performance upon completion of the placement and students evaluate the placement agency. Student choice in placements is directly linked to their skills, abilities, attitudes, self-imposed limitations (e.g. specific geographic area) and effort in securing a placement.