Law Clerk & Field Placement Preparation

This course prepares students for their first field placement experience through comprehensive exercises in resume and cover letter writing, and interview skills and techniques. Students set goals and prepare a personalized field placement action plan while exploring field placement opportunities. Exposure to appropriate communication skills for client-law clerk interactions are examined and students work collaboratively to conduct a mock client interview. The course focuses on effective team work, problem-solving and decision making skills with students working together to meet strict deadlines, and simulates what will be expected of them in a legal environment.