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Governmental Externship

Through placement with a local or state governmental divisions, offices, or agencies students learn about the practice of law within the government setting. Students meet weekly for classroom discussion and work closely the government attorneys in the executive and legislative branches of federal and state government as well as local parish and municipal governments. The class meetings explore topics such as ethical considerations for the public lawyer, rulemaking and the administrative process, federalism and state sovereignty, state supported speech, and state budgeting issues. Students must perform a minimum of 150 hours of work at their placement organization. The course is graded Pass/Fail. Contact Professor Jeffrey Brooks if interested in this opportunity.