Experiential Learning Requirement

All students must successfully complete at least six credits of experiential learning.  Experiential learning credits may be a simulation course, law clinic or externship. Students may not use the same course to satisfy both the Experiential Learning requirement and the Upper Level Writing requirement.  Students do not need to submit an intent or completion form for this requirement.  The experiential learning credits will be earned for the courses, clinics and externships listed below after receiving a passing grade. 

Please note: Moot Court and Trial Advocacy competition credits do not satisfy the experiential learning requirement because they lack a classroom instructional component.

The following simulation courses satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement:

Advanced Legal Writing: Law Firm Simulation (3 credits)     Associate Dean Willke or Adjunct Professor Glencer
Appellate Moot Court I Course (1 credit) Adjunct Professor Karsman
Art of Mediation (2 credits) Adjunct Professor MacBeth
Commercial Use of Intellectual Property (2 credits) Adjunct Professor Schramm
Contract Drafting Simulation (3 credits) Adjunct Professor Bucci
Deposition Skills (2 credits)-  beginning with Spring 2022 semester Adjunct Professor Goetz
E-Discovery Simulation (3 credits) Adjunct Professor Decker
Expert Evidence Simulation (3 credits) Associate Dean Moriarty
Family Law Drafting Simulation (3 credits) Professor Norton
Federal Criminal Law Simulation (3 credits) Adjunct Professor Kravetz    
In-House Counsel in Modern Corporations (3 credits) Adjunct Professor Smorey-Giger
Intro to Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Lawyer's Practicum (2 credits) Adjunct Professor Alfe
Lawyering, Contracts and Project Management (2 credits) Adjunct Professor Lordi
Mergers and Acquisitions (2 credits) Adjunct Professors Barrett and Friedrich
Negotiation Skills (2 credits)- beginning with Fall 2021 semester Adjunct Professor Goetz
Patent Drafting (3 credits) Adjunct Professor Dilmore
Pennsylvania Legislative Process Simulation (3 credits) Professor Schiavone
Pennsylvania Pretrial Civil Litigation Simulation (3 credits) Associate Dean Kwisnek
Pleading and Discovery Simulation (2 credits) Professor Baicker-McKee
Pretrial Civil Litigation Simulation (3 credits) Professor Baicker-McKee
Trial Advocacy (3 credits) Adjunct Professor Obara
Trial Advocacy I- Trial Team (3 credits) Adjunct Professor Giglione
Venture Capital Law (3 credits) Professor Oranburg

 

The following clinics and externships satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement:

Civil Rights Clinic year-long, 3 credits each semester
Criminal Prosecution Program year-long, 3 credits each semester
Education Law Clinic year-long, 3 credits each semester
Externship (advanced, government, high-credit,
judicial, non-profit, summer)        
one semester, 1-6 credits                                           
Family Law Clinic year-long, 3 credits each semester
Federal Litigation Clinic year-long, 2 credits each semester
Juvenile Defender Clinic year-long, 3 credits each semester
PA Innocence Project year-long, 3 credits each semester
Public Defender Program                 year-long, 3 credits each semester
Unemployment Compensation Clinic one semester or year-long,
3 credits each semester                                 
Urban Development Practicum year-long, 3 credits each semester
Veterans Clinic year-long, 3 credits each semester
Wills and Healthcare Directives Clinic one semester, 3 credits
Youth Advocacy Clinic year-long, 3 credits each semester