Due: Applications for Fall 2017 Practicum Courses

Due: April 21, 2017 — Applications for Fall 2017 Practicum Courses. Practicum courses are field placements in specific practice areas with our partner organizations.  These are experiential courses in practice that will count for pro bono credit.  With one exception, these courses are available for 2 – 4 units of credit, depending on the number of days per week students commit to work. Two units require one day of work per week. Three units require one-and-a-half days of work per week. Four units require two days of work per week. The Veterans Law Practicum (Ventura) is for two units only and requires two days of work per week. Students negotiate and confirm their schedules with the field supervisor once selected to accommodate class schedules.

See the Course Schedule entries for each course and the NOTES section of the Course Schedule for more technical details.

To apply for any of these practicums, please submit a cover letter and resume to clinicallaw@pepperdine.edu, clearly indicating the practicum for which you are applying.  The clinical office will transmit these applications to the field placements, and the supervising attorneys will make selections for each practicum.

The first deadline for applications is Friday, April 21, for earliest consideration.  Seats are limited.

In Fall 2017, we will offer five practicums:

Veterans Law Practicum (Ventura):  Students work with the Ventura County Public Defender to represent clients in Veterans Treatment Court, a collaborative court program in Ventura.

Veterans Law Practicum (Los Angeles):  Students work with the Veterans Empowerment Initiative for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) in the San Fernando Valley offices in either Pacoima or Van Nuys.

Employment Law Practicum: Students work in NLSLA’s Workers’ Rights Clinic to provide legal services to workers on wage and hour, benefits, discrimination, and working condition matters, often on Saturdays, out the Pacoima office.

Immigration Law Practicum:  Students work in NLSLA’s immigration practice in the Pacoima office with potentially some work in El Monte.

Health Law Practicum: Students work in NLSLA’s Health Consumer Center to assist clients with accessing insurance and benefits to assure good health care.

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