Why participate in a Transactional Field Placement? You will gain practical lawyering skills while you are in law school instead of waiting to learn these skills when you enter the practice of law.
The Center's field placement program allows a student to work with an attorney supervisor in a law firm or corporate law department environment. Students earn academic credit while gaining practical legal experience. Placements expose students to a variety of subjects including intellectual property, general corporate practice, labor and employment, immigration, real estate, corporate/business litigation, tax, environmental law, etc. During the school year, our students gain practical legal skills at law firms and companies throughout Kentucky and Ohio.
Why should you participate in a Transactional Field Placement?
A field placement is a semester long practical skills opportunity for you to develop your legal skills before you are actually out practicing in the real world. It provides you with the opportunity to learn about the actual practice of law, to observe highly respected attorneys and judges at work, and to network with the legal community. Through the Transactional Law Practice Center, you may hone these skills by participating in field placement in a legal setting focusing on intellectual property or business/corporate law, such as a private law firm, in house corporate counsel office, or governmental agency. By participating in a transactional field placement, you will be ready to hit the ground running when you graduate because you will have already had significant legal experience outside the classroom.