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New York City Law Department Tort Defense Field Placement and State and Local Government Seminar

New York City Law Department Tort Defense Field Placement and State and Local Government Seminar

New York City Law Department Tort Defense Field Placement and Local and Government Seminar

This course combines a field placement in New York City government and a weekly in-class seminar. It is designed to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the roles and functions of municipal government and to experience the variety of challenges presented to City attorneys. Students become integrally involved with many of the provocative legal, political, managerial, and ethical issues in the practice of municipal law in New York City and elsewhere. The course focuses on helping students identify and develop analytical and managerial skills (and their ethical underpinnings) required of City attorneys. Students work in City agencies directly with the attorneys who represent the City on the front lines and behind the scenes. By course end, students gain a greater understanding of government, the role of City attorneys, public service in general, and life thereafter. Placement credits do not involve scheduled classes.

This field placement and co-requisite seminar on state and local government expose students to the practice of municipal law.

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector

Approved for Experiential Learning Requirement. Enrollment is limited. Registration is binding. Application and interview required. The application can be found on the Academics section of the NYLS Portal under Office of Clinical and Experiential Learning.

6 Credits (2 credits for the graded seminar; 2 credits for each graded placement in the fall and spring semester)

PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYS

Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

General Practice / Chart Your Path

 

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