Course Details

Practicum: Corporate Counsel

Students are placed as externs in general counsel offices of business. Students will be expected to devote 12 hours a week to the corporate law department in which they are placed. While externs can be called upon to do legal research, the purpose of the externship is that they become involved in the life of the law department: attending meetings, observing negotiations, and otherwise gaining an understanding of how law is practiced within a business setting. Students may arrange for their own placements in a corporate counsel's office, provided they obtain approval from the Professor in advance. In addition to the externships, in class discussions relate to issues that are of concern to general counsel, such as selection of counsel, attorney-client privilege, alternative dispute resolution and crisis management. Pre-requisite: Business Associations (Business Law (Kellogg)) or Corporations is a pre-requisite for this course. Open to third year JD and JDMBA students only. If you have a placement in mind or have questions about the available placements, please contact Professor Wentz directly at

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 670PS
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaCommercial Practice AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Not a lottery course,  SYNCH

Course History

Summer 2022
Title: Practicum: Corporate Counsel
Faculty: Wentz, Pete (courses | profile)
Chadha, Paul (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 13