Legal Services for Children Practicum: Externship with Companion Seminar

Each semester Legal Services for Children hosts a Law School Practicum which consists of an externship at our office with a companion weekly seminar taught by LSC staff attorneys. Students receive credit for both the seminar and externship components.

Externs at LSC will work on a variety of cases including:

  • Guardianships
  • Expulsion Hearings
  • Dependency
  • Immigration (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cases)

Students also work on LSC’s warmline where they are exposed to a wide variety of legal issues and develop interviewing skills.  In addition to individual case work, students have the chance to work on policy projects in one or more of the areas mentioned above.

The weekly seminar will cover substantive legal topics such as:

  • School Discipline
  • Immigration
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • Working with trauma-impacted youth, boundaries & termination, and cultural competency (these seminars are led by LSC social workers).

The seminar will also provide a weekly opportunity to reflect on case work and discuss skills development. The seminar is offered in conjunction with UC College of the Law, San Francisco and is made possible with the support of the Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation and the Elizabeth Butler Steyer Fund.

Questions: Contact Senior Attorney David White, for more information about this program.