• Independent Field Placement – 7609


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Subject Area

Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Advocacy
  • Student Year
    Upper Division
    Grade base
    S/N or A-F or H/P/LP/F
    Course type
    Field Work

Students must complete an online application form in order to register for an IFP course.  The registration form is at this link: Supervised Field Placement Form.

Note 1: Law 7607 and 7609 both provide credit for independent field placements; the difference is that 7607 satisfies the Experiential Learning Requirement, while 7609 does not. The Registrar will assign students to 7607 or 7609 based on whether the student seeks and the advisor approves experiential learning credit.

Note 2: Students pursuing field placements in the following subject areas should first seek to enroll in the specialized field placements for those areas: Human Rights Law Field Placement (7622); Immigration Law Field Placement (7621); Public Interest Field Placement (7633).

Students may earn up to three credits in a semester for work in a legal practice setting under the supervision of a qualified field supervisor and a faculty advisor. At least 50 hours of law-related activities are required per credit. The student is responsible for identifying a field placement setting and supervisor, finding a faculty advisor, and submitting the Independent Field Placement Enrollment Form for approval by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs prior to enrollment.

All students must read the PDF iconRules for Supervised Field Placements before registering.


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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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