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Summer Skills Program
The Summer Skills Program provides current law students from Pace and other law schools with a structured learning environment coupled with hands-on experience in a variety of clinics, externships, simulation courses and specialty practice courses. Through the experiential learning programs, students will have the opportunity to represent clients in real world settings, intern at organizations around the country and the world with real legal issues, or master the skills and techniques of a lawyer through role-playing. Our special skills-enhancing classes allow students to gain practical knowledge in certain specialty practice areas, including those covered by the New York State Bar Exam.
Registration is now open. Please contact the registrar’s office at email@example.com for information as to how to register.
We hope to have you with us this summer!
Prof. Jill Gross
Director of Legal Skills and Professor of Law
SUMMER 2013 Skills Courses
Please click on the individual courses for course description, prerequisites, and information on how to apply and register. Registration will open in April 2013.
Environmental Litigation Clinic - 6 Credits (4 clinical, 2 academic)
Please note: Application process for the Environmental Litigation Clinic is open.
Applications will be accepted until 5 pm, April 10.
Corporate Law Externship
Applications for the Corporate Law Externship will be accepted until 5 pm, March 18.
- Environmental Externship in Washington, DC*
Honors Prosecution Externship
Applications for the Honors Prosecution Externship will be accepted until 5 pm, April 10.
Legal Services Externship/Public Interest/Health Law
Applications for the Legal Services Externship will be accepted until 5 pm, April 10.
Criminal Justice (Prosecutorial) Externship
Applications for the Criminal Justice (Prosecutorial) Externship will be accepted until 5 pm, April 10.
- Summer Externships Abroad*
- Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiating - 3 Credits
- Negotiations– 2 credits
- Skills Workshop: Depositions– 1 credit
- Trial Advocacy – 4 Credits
- Advanced Legal Research: Skills for New York Practice– 2 credits
- Advanced Legal Research: Corporate and Securities Law– 2 credits
- Matrimonial Practice - 2 credits
- New York Practice - 4 credits
- Surrogate's Court Practice - 2 credits
Students who receive curricular credit may not also receive compensation for their work, including payment directly from the employer or any other stipend or funding such as through Federal Work Study. Registration for clinics and externships is conditional upon prior permission and approval of the professor teaching the course. Students much check each course for any applicable prerequisites and enrollment limits. Students are also encouraged to meet with their financial aid advisors prior to registering for a Summer Skills course to discuss the impact that using financial aid for summer curricular credit will have on future law school loan eligibility.
Visiting students must provide a letter from their Dean or Dean of Students indicating that the applicant is in good standing and that the credits earned through the Pace Summer Skills Program will transfer fully to applicant's law school transcript. We will post the Summer 2013 JD Program-Summer Session Registration Form for non-matriculated and visiting students in April 2013.
*The application deadline for this program has already passed.