603 - Litigation Externship Clinic (5 hours)
A vigorous concurrent program of academic instruction and skills training designed to more fully qualify the student to practice law. Every student participates in both a civil and criminal law placement with direct field supervision by practicing lawyers (with the exception of the US Attorney's Office). All students will have the opportunity to try cases in NC Criminal District Court. The classroom component teaches lawyering skills such as interviewing and counseling clients, discovery, negotiation and mediation, expert witness examination, conducting focus groups, and trying real cases. All practice is in accord with North Carolina's Student Practice Rule. Open only to second-semester 2Ls and 3Ls who have completed these prerequisites: Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Trial Practice (the latter may be taken concurrently if necessary). Professional Responsibility and Criminal Procedure are suggested but not required.