The ISFP program allows second- and third-year students to gain hands-on experiences in public or private placements under the supervision of an attorney or judge. Students may earn one or two units of credit for their work at a legal placement while gaining valuable experience as they see their in-class work come to life.
To register for an ISFP after obtaining a suitable placement, students must
- Complete the ISFP Petition
- Obtain signatures of both the field placement site supervisor and a supervising full time faculty member;
- Submit the petition to the Vice Dean’s office for approval BEFORE the first day of class in the semester you intend to do an ISFP;
- Make sure that you will be working at your placement for a minimum of 12 weeks, 8 hours per week for a one credit ISFP and 16 hours a week for a two credit ISFP;
- Consider a paper topic for your final ISFP project if you intend to do a two credit ISFP.
Students who seek to earn one unit of credit shall work a minimum of 8 hours per week and submit weekly journals and time logs to their Faculty Supervisor for 12 weeks.
Students who seek to earn two units of credit shall work a minimum of 16 hours per week, submit weekly journals and time logs to their Faculty Supervisor, and complete a 10-page paper or project related to their field placement for 12 weeks.
For further information, see Academic Policy 1.03 B.