California Western -- Janet Weinstein
Courses Taught - Janet Weinstein

   Internship          Internship Seminar          Children & Families

INTERNSHIP (PRAC, 1-10 units)
This course provides students the opportunity to engage in the practice of law under the supervision of an attorney or judge.  The Clinical Internship faculty and staff work with students to obtain appropriate placement to meet the student's interests and needs.  Students may intern at courts, government agencies and private law offices.  During the course of the internship, students meet regularly with internship faculty to discuss their experiences.
This Seminar provides a forum for student interns to discuss their internship experiences with one another on a weekly basis.  These seminar meetings are in addition to individual private meetings with faculty supervisors.  Students are required to keep a daily journal and do short weekly readings on current topics related to the practice of law.  Topics include Advocacy, Law Reform, Ethics, and Equality.  Emphasis is on the often conflicting moral, professional, financial, personal and political values inherent in the profession.  There is no final exam or other written work requirement.  Enrollment may be limited.
(SEM, 3 units)
Because this course is taught in conjunction with the SDSU School of Social Work, we will make some adjustments to the academic schedule, and some sessions will be held off campus. This course combines a substantive study of family and child welfare advocacy with experiential problem solving.  Students will learn how the U.S. legal system affects children and families in the areas of:  poverty, health, education, child protection, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and divorce.  The course will be conducted in a seminar format based on discussion of the readings and student presentations.  Students will work in interdisciplinary groups to research and investigate a specific issue; this work will result in a group paper and class presentation that focuses on solutions.  You will be provided time to work on the projects.

Full course descriptions are available in PDF format on the J.D. Curriculum page.

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