Preparing to Practice, a required class as of fall 2014 for all first-year law students (1Ls), provides training in professional, strategic and interpersonal skills that are critical for job hunters. Making the two-semester class a required part of the 1L curriculum ensures students are ready to apply for internships and summer jobs after their first year of law school. The College of Law will roll out the Third Year in Practice program (3YP) in fall 2016. Students who apply and are accepted will spend their entire third year participating in professional skills courses, clinics and intensive externships, along with the 3YP seminar, which will emphasize self-directed learning skills.
"First-Year Law Students Prepare to Practice,"
DePaul Magazine: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-magazine/vol1/iss12015/6