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Externship: Penn Office of the General Counsel (Quaglia)

Spring 2024   LAW 807-001  

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Additional Information
Experiential Course

Yes

Skills Training
Drafting Legal Documents
Other Professional Skills:

Grading
100% Other (Externships are graded Credit/No Credit)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can make PowerPoint slides or other class materials available to you.

Meeting Times/Location
TBA TBA

Category
Clinics/Externships

Credits
7.0

PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES FOR EXTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE ON THE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS PAGE.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) is offering an externship in their office next semester. This is open to all 2L and 3L students at Penn Law. OGC supports the University, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and externs will have ample opportunity to work on both University and Health System legal matters. The OGC externship program, which has been in existence for many years, allows students to work closely with attorneys in OGC, and to become involved in a broad range of legal issues. Students are encouraged to participate in meetings and to take an active role on legal matters. Students interested in applying, may consult the following website for more information: http://www.upenn.edu/ogc/externships.html.

HOW TO APPLY: Please note that there is a separate application requirement for this Gittis Externship. In order to apply, please submit a resume, writing sample, transcript and a brief statement of interest addressed to Krystyna Dereszowska, Esq., Associate General Counsel, and Denene Wambach, Esq., Associate General Counsel, in one PDF via email to externships@law.upenn.edu with OGC in the subject line by Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 10AM.

The externship is for 7 credits (requiring approximately 21 hours per week). All students will be notified of their application status before the end of Advance Registration so that they can make other course selections if not selected for enrollment.

IN-PERSON BI-WEEKLY SEMINAR COURSE REQUIREMENT: Before the semester begins, students will receive an email to choose one of two seminar times and should plan their course and work schedules accordingly. Students may not switch the seminar day and time once they have committed to one of the options. The options are as follows:

Civil Externship Seminar The Civil Externship Seminar taught by Professor Kathryn Quaglia will meet beginning the week of January 22. Students will choose either Tuesday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday 12 to 1 p.m.

Advanced Externship Seminar Students who have previously taken the Civil Externship Seminar with Professor Quaglia and who are registering for a second civil externship will take the Advanced Externship Seminar. The Advanced Externship Seminar will meet every other week beginning the week of January 16 and is offered on Tuesday 12-1 p.m. or Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Note that a student may only take the Advanced Seminar if the student has previously taken the Criminal Justice Externship Seminar with Professor Quaglia and is registering for a second criminal law externship or has previously taken the Civil Externship Seminar with Professor Quaglia and is registering for a second civil law externship. A student who has completed a civil externship who is then registering for their first externship at a criminal law placement must take the Criminal Justice Externship Seminar; a student who has completed a criminal law externship who is then registering for their first externship at a civil law placement must take the Civil Law Externship Seminar.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.

Employment Law and Employee Benefits Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of employment law and employee benefits; Perform legal analysis in the context of employment law and employee benefits; Communicate effectively on topics related to employment law and employee benefits; Demonstrate an understanding of how employment law and employee benefits affect other areas of law.

Health Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of health law and policy; Perform legal analysis in the context of health law and policy; Communicate effectively on topics related to health law and policy; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection among health law and policy and issues of access to services, public and private financing of health industries, and the political and economic issues surrounding issues of health law and health services.