Summer General Practice Clinic
The Summer General Practice Clinic offers unique opportunities for students to acquire a variety of clinical experiences. Unlike the typical clinical experience in which students concentrate in one area of clinical practice for one or two semesters, summer clinic students have the opportunity to practice in several areas. A primary goal of summer clinic is to maintain continuity of service to current clients. In addition, students will assume responsibility for new, primarily criminal, cases. For the first three weeks there will be daily sessions designed to cover a broad range of general legal practice techniques, case management and justice system issues. Special topics may include forensic mental health, juvenile justice, alternative justice models. For the remainder of the session there will be two class sessions per week, one of which will be spent primarily doing case conferencing and presentations. There also will be a focus on some unique features of Baltimore City and its history for the purposes of enhancing student knowledge about the communities in which they will practice. Summer Clinic is offered to second and third year day, and third and fourth year evening students. Summer clinic lasts 10 weeks. Students are expected to spend on average 40 hours per week in clinic. This approximates the time that students spend in clinic during typical 14 week long Fall or Spring semester, that is, approximately 400 hours per semester. Students may take vacation following the completion of Summer Clinic.
Students who enroll in this course are required to attend a daylong (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) Law Practice Orientation Program on the first day of the summer session.
|This course is not currently scheduled.|