Intensive Semester Programs

Intensive Semester Programs

Semester in Practice (SIP)
Second- and third-year students are afforded a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in exceptional judicial, governmental and public interest offices for an intense semester-long placement experience.  Under the direct supervision of highly experienced supervising attorney/mentors, students will spend 30 hours per week participating in and conducting the legal work of their chosen office. Depending on the placement, students may be involved in witness interviewing, trial preparation, legal research and writing, drafting of opinions, fact investigation, depositions and conducting trials or hearings. Students participate in the related field placement class, and maintain a daily journal of their placement experiences, and meet periodically with the director of field placements. Students receive nine credits for their supervised field work, contemporaneous clinic class, journals and other faculty assignments. Students interested in SIP must contact the Law Clinic & Justice Center and make an appointment with the director of field placements.  ​