Experiential Learning Requirement

The Juris Doctor degree requires six or more credits of experiential learning. Three of these six credits are satisfied in the first year during the Legal Practice Program by the required courses Lawyering Skills I and II.  Additional courses that satisfy the requirement include simulation courses, clinics, and externships

View 2019-2020 academic year course list in PDF format.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, classes that satisfy the requirement include: 

Simulation Courses

  • LAW 133 Lawyering Skills I
  • LAW 135 Lawyering Skills II
  • LAW 308 Applied Evidence in a Technological Age
  • LAW 351 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey
  • LAW 472 Medical Malpractice Trial Advocacy
  • LAW 591 Small & Solo Law Firm Practice
  • LAW 720 Trial Advocacy
  • LAW 722 Mediation
  • LAW 724 Negotiation for Lawyers
  • LAW 730 Advanced Brief Writing
  • LAW 738 Technology-Augmented Trial Advocacy

Clinics:

  • LAW 741 Virginia Coastal Policy Practicum I
  • LAW 743 Federal Tax Clinic
  • LAW 745 Domestic Violence Clinic
  • LAW 746 Family Law Clinic
  • LAW 747 Innocence Project Clinic I
  • LAW 780 Puller Veterans Clinic - Disability Compensation and Appeals
  • LAW 782 Special Education Advocacy Clinic I
  • LAW 784 Elder & Disability Law Clinic I
  • LAW 785 Innocence Project Clinic II
  • LAW 786 Immigration Clinic
  • LAW 788 Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic I
  • LAW 789 Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic II
  • LAW 790 Special Education Advocacy Clinic II
  • LAW 791 Virginia Coastal Policy Practicum I

Externships:

  • LAW 749 Nonprofit Organization Externships
  • LAW 752 Virginia Attorney General Externships
  • LAW 753 State and Local Government Externships
  • LAW 754 Judicial Externships
  • LAW 756 U.S. Attorney Externships
  • LAW 758 Federal Government Externships
  • LAW 759 Private Practice and In-house Counsel Externships
  • LAW 770 Prosecutor Externship
  • LAW 771 Public Defender Externships
  • LAW 772 Washington, D.C., Semester Externship