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Learning Goals Plan

 Academic Externship Course L900

 

Name:_______________________________________________________________________

Externship Placement: _________________________________________________________

 

 [The below plan is a suggested template. Students should add or revise according to the varying types of work in their Field Placement Office].

 

 

Assignment

RESEARCH SKILLS

 

1.  Properly identifies the relevant legal issue(s) in fact pattern.

 

2.  Able to independently research the assigned issue.

 

3.  Efficient at finding applicable research.

 

4.   Skilled at using both print and electronic resources.

 

 

Assignment

ANALYTICAL ABILITY

 

1.  Uses both inductive and deductive reasoning to state the analysis, explain and apply the rule to the facts.

 

2.  Reflects an understanding of statutory analysis.

 

3.  Able to identify and effectively convey policy based arguments.

 

 

Assignment

WRITING SKILLS

 

1.  Uses proper grammar and spelling in written all work including emails.

 

2.  Uses proper citation format.

 

3.  Appreciates the necessity in drafting different forms of legal writing depending upon the task and audience.

 

4.  Organized, cohesive and clear writing style.

 

 

Assignment

LEGAL KNOWLEDGE

 

1. Familiar with basic hierarchy of law.

 

2. Demonstrates basic understanding of procedural rules.

 

3. Exemplified progress in understanding law relevant to the Field Placement Office.

 

 

Assignment

ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS

 

1.  Able to clearly communicate an understanding of legal issues.

 

2.  Able to think and articulate on the spot.

 

3. Communicates in an appropriate manner for the particular audience.

 

 

 

 

Assignment

ETHICAL CONCERNS

 

1. Recognizes ethical issues as a situation arises.

 

2. Spent time reflecting upon ethical issues or dilemmas presented in practice.

 

3.  Properly maintained confidentiality.

 

 

 

Assignment

PROFESSIONALISM

 

1. Maintained timely commitment to work hours.

 

2. Exemplifies an appropriate level of maturity

 

3.  Demonstrated good judgment in interactions with all persons.

 

4.  Appropriately met timed deadlines on assignments.

 

5. Accepted constructive criticism in a receptive manner.

 

 

 

 

 

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Signature of Extern                                                     Date

 

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Signature of Supervisor                                              Date

 

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Signature of Professor                                                                      Date