Independent Field Placement – 7609
Students must complete an electronic application form in order to register for an IFP course.
Note: 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.
Note2: Students pursuing immigration related placements should not enroll in either 7607 or 7609, and should instead enroll in Law 7621: Immigration Law Field Placement.
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.