Due: Applications for Spring 2017 Practicum Courses

DUE: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — We are offering three practicum courses for Spring 2017.  They each count toward the experiential learning requirements and will satisfy the pro bono requirement. Each course is for 4 units and requires two full days of work each week, but the days are negotiable with the field placements.

Practicums are field placements with our collaborating partners to provide hands-on, supervised, live-client experience in practice. To apply to either of these three, please send a cover letter expressing your interest and specifying your preferred practicum, a resume, and brief writing sample to Professor Baker at jeff.baker@pepperdine.edu. The placement supervisors will select students from the applicants.

Applications are due by Wednesday, November 30.

Veterans Law Practicum (Ventura):
Students work with the Ventura County Public Defender to represent veterans and other former service members in Veterans Treatment Court, a collaborative diversionary sentencing program. This practicum offers significant client contact and intensive experience in criminal law and procedure, sentencing and negotiation, and hearing and motion practice.

Veterans Law Practicum (Los Angeles)
Students work with the Veterans Initiative at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles in its Pacoima office to provide diverse legal services to veterans and other former service members. This practicum offers significant client contact and experience in administrative law and advocacy across many disciplines.

Employment Law Practicum
Students work with the Workers’ Rights Clinic at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles in its Pacoima office to represent clients in employment matters, including wage and hour, benefits, and working conditions matters. This practicum requires a commitment to occasional Saturday clinics, but those Saturday clinics can count as one of the two requisite days of work.

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