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B538 Semester Public Interest Program

Description Select third-year students spend an entire semester in Washington, D.C as public interest interns with nonprofit corporations, trade associations, or federal, state, or local government agencies. The core of the program is a semester-long internship (B538) coupled with an on-site or video-conferenced seminar on lawyering in the public interest (B539). Students work at least 400 hours during the semester at the internship site (for eight hours of credit). The internship also includes some established and regular communication among the student, the supervising faculty member, and the supervisory attorney. Students also write weekly reflective essays, which focus not on particular (and often confidential) work products but more on the working of the host organization, its role in administrative, legislative or advocacy work, and on the types of specific challenges it faces in administrative law, legislative drafting and representation, litigation or advocacy from a more academic perspective. Depending on whether they have taken Adminisrative Law or Legislation before matriculating in B 538 and B 539, students should read selected portions of the Aman-Penniman treatise on Administrative Law, which is widely available from online sources as well as the Bloomington area textbook sellers. Students will submit a total of 17 short papers over the course of the semester as the deliverables for the B 538-B539 combination of courses. Students get to present five of the six deliverables in class in B 539 and also receive specially tailored advanced legal research presentations and assistance focused on practice before Congress and federal agencies, and meet with Maurer alumni who specialize in federal practice each in-person meeting. Admission to the program requires special permission from Executive Associate Dean Donna Nagy and the instructor. The companion course, B 539, offers an additional two credits for a total of 10. Some students need to earn up to two more credits from directed readings or independent research to meet the requirements for graduation on time. For more information, go to http://www.law.indiana.edu/students/clinic/washington.shtml

Note This course satisfies the professional skills requirement.

Faculty A. Barnes, Lamber, Hughes, C. Weng

SemesterTitleFaculty
Fall 2016-2017Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes, S.
Fall 2015 - 2016Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes, S.
Spring 2014 - 2015Semester Public Interest ProgramWeng, C.
Fall 2014 - 2015Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes, S.
Spring 2013 - 2014Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes, S.
Fall 2013 - 2014Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes, S.
Fall 2013 - 2014Semester Public Interest ProgramHughes, S.
Spring 2012 - 2013Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber, J.
Fall 2012 - 2013Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber, J.
Spring 2011 - 2012Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber, J.
Fall 2011 - 2012Semester Public Interest Programnone
Spring 2010 - 2011Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber, J.
Spring 2010 - 2011Semester Public Interest ProgramLamber, J.
Summer I 2009-2010Semester Public Interest Programnone
Spring 2009 - 2010Semester Public Interest ProgramBarnes, J.