The Clinical Public Interest Externship is a course designed to assist you define your role as a “Public Interest Attorney” through the integration of academic theory/analysis with common practice themes arising in public interest law advocacy. You will perform legal work at their Clinical Externship Field Placements for a minimum of 140 hours during the 15-week academic term (supervised by a licensed attorney), record in reflection papers legal practice observations, and write 3 short Case Journals analyzing their field experiences on approved public interest law topics. There is no final examination.
Every year, the Clinical Externship Program sends as many as 30 students to work in government and public service law offices. As a participant, you will spend a full year working alongside attorneys who could become valuable contacts and references while you earn academic credit. In addition, you will meet regularly with Professor Sydney Howe-Barksdale and a small group of your peers to discuss issues of legal doctrine, personal and professional ethics, and the culture of a modern law office. The Delaware Public Interest Externship offers an excellent opportunity to practice the unique skill set required for the practice of public interest law.
Clinical Public Interest Externship Documentation