Washington UCDC Law Program

The UCDC Law Program is a uniquely collaborative semester-long externship program in Washington, DC, combining a weekly seminar with a full-time field placement to offer law students an unparalleled opportunity to learn how federal statutes, regulations, and policies are made, changed, and understood in the nation's capital.  During a semester's total immersion in a structured environment that integrates the theory and practice of Washington lawyering, students will have contact with all three branches of the federal government, independent regulatory agencies, advocacy nonprofits, and the media. In addition to UC Davis School of Law, UCDC includes UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, and UC Hastings. The program is housed at the University of California Washington Center, a UC facility centrally located just minutes from the White House and most government departments and agencies. See the UCDC website for more information.

Students will receive 13 units for successful completion of the Program: 10 units (Credit/No Credit) for the full-time field placement and 3 units (graded) for the required companion seminar, Law 475A "Law-Making and Law-Changing in the Nation's Capital."  The Program is open to 2L and 3L students.

Graduation Requirements:
Counts towards Professional Skills Requirement.
Grading Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Advanced Writing
Professional Skills
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Unit 16