603 - Litigation Externship Clinic (6 hours)
A rigorous program of academic instruction and skills training designed to more fully qualify the student to practice law. It is the only program in the country where students can participate in both a civil and criminal law placement with direct field supervision by practicing lawyers, which affords all of them the opportunity to appear in state and/or federal courts. The classroom component teaches essential lawyering skills such as interviewing and counseling clients, taking depositions, negotiation and mediation, expert witness examination, conducting focus groups, and the psychology of juror decision-making. All practice is in accord with North Carolina's Student Practice Rules and is open only to 2Ls and 3Ls who have completed Evidence, and Trial Practice (which may be taken concurrently, if necessary). Professional Responsibility and Criminal Procedure are suggested but not required.