New York City Law Department Tort Defense Specialized Externship
The New York City Law Department Tort Defense Specialized Externship 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, litigation, 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 litigation skills (and their ethical underpinnings) required of City attorneys. Students work at the NYC Law Department 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.
Students earn two credits (graded) for working a minimum of 14 hours per week (2 days per week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) during the fall and spring semesters. Student externs also take part in an accompanying two-credit, graded seminar that addresses issues specifically related to the practice of municipal law.
Approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement. Enrollment is limited. Registration is binding. See Symplicity listing for application requirements and deadlines.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector
4 Credits: 2 credits for the graded seminar; 2 credits for the graded placement