Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 827
    (Fall or Spring: 4 Credit Hours (16 hours/week) or 6 Credit Hours (24 hours/ week); Summer: 3 Credit Hours (24 hours/week) or 5 Credit Hours (40 hours))

    General Counsel externships are placements in the general counsel offices of corporations and other entities including public interest, governmental, nonprofit or for-profit organizations. General Counsel offices advise their organizations on legal issues that arise. Externs experiences will vary depending on the particular organization or entity. Their duties generally will include researching legal issues, participating in strategy meetings, and assessing alternative approaches to the legal problems presented.
    For more information about a general counsel externship, contact Nancy Erhardt (216) 687-6871 or n.erhardt@csuohio.edu.
    Students interested in an externship placement not listed above should see the following section on Independent Externships (LAW 805).

  • LAW 818
    (1 Credit Hour; may be elected twice)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of Global Business Law Review Editorial Board. Writing and editing for publication in the Global Business Law Review. Course credit for participation as a member of the Global Business Law Review Board of Editors for up to two semesters. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

  • LAW 821
    (1 Credit Hour)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of Global Business Law Review Editorial Board. Service as editor-in-chief of the Global Business Law Review entitles a student to one credit in addition to the credit earned in Global Business Law Review (LAW 818).

  • LAW 817
    (Fall or Spring: 4 Credit Hours (16 hours/week) or 6 Credit Hours (24 hours/week); Summer: 3 Credit Hours ( 24 hours/week) or 5 Credit Hours (40 hours))

    The Government/Public Interest externships are placements with public interest, governmental, nonprofit or for-profit entity (but not a law firm engaged in the private practice of law). These externships are in numerous subject areas: civil, criminal, education, health, immigration, labor/employment, and tax. They are also in wide variety of types of legal practices: litigation, in-house counsel, court. During an externship a student may have the opportunity to delve into substantive areas of law, investigate claims, research and write motions or briefs, draft contracts, and participate in hearings, observe trails, settlement conferences, and negotiations. For more information about our current externship placements, students should refer to the externship placement website: https://www.law.csuohio.edu/careerplanning/externships/placements.

    For more information about a government or public interest externship, contact Nancy Erhardt at (216) 687-6871 or n.erhardt@csuohio.edu.

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