Field Placement Program
With more than 3,500 externship placements since the creation of the Field Placement Program in 1975, the program has become a central part of students' skills training at the College of Law. Externships allow students to gain valuable career experience while making important professional contacts. Course credit is offered in exchange for placements with various government agencies, members of the judiciary, non-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations.
The Field Placement Program is available to students who have completed 28 or more credit hours and who are in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 G.P.A.
– Additional Information
Students who have earned at least a 2.0 g.p.a. after the completion of at least thirty-one credit hours may engage in assigned research under the direction and supervision of a full-time faculty member.
Students who have earned at least a 30 GPA after completion of at fourty credits may undertake independent study under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The student must produce an in-depth research paper of publishable quality not substantially covered by a currently offered course Fulfills the Seminar requirements.
LARC Teaching Assistant
Legal Analysis Research & Communication (LARC) Teaching Assistants (TAs) will work with LARC instructors. LARC TAs will work with LARC instructors to ensure a productive learning environment for students. TAs will work with one instructor for the two-semester LARC course. TAs attend LARC class, hold office hours and conferences with students, conduct research, mark ungraded assignments and perform other related tasks. TAs meet as a group, from time to time, with the LARC Director to ensure consistent delivery of information and advice to students.
Members of the editorial board enroll for credit. Students perform editorial tasks assigned by the editor-in-chief. Evaluation is pass/fail.
Moot Court Society
DePaul has a tradition of graduating exceptional courtroom advocates. Dedicated faculty coaches assist student teams in moot court competitions across the country, allowing you to practice your trial and appellate advocacy. The society sponsors the Intramural Appellate Competition in which student teams analyze and brief a hypothetical appellate problem and argue the case before practicing attorneys and judges. Other teams participate in the Intramural Trial Competition, analyzing civil or criminal actions, presenting witness examinations, and delivering opening and closing statements. Students who succeed in the intramural competitions are offered membership in the society. DePaul teams also regularly win top honors at prominent competitions nationwide.