Students may earn one credit hour for every 50 hours of work they perform in the field.  In addition, students are required to take a 2-credit seminar or tutorial in the same semester as their field placement.  

Students considering a field placement should plan carefully and map out a schedule that takes into their class times and any other commitments.  In doing so, students can consult the chart below and also consider the number of days they may be able to spend in the workplace over the course of the semester, while allowing some buffer for weather delays, illness, studying or other time outside work.  Students should also take into account relevant holidays in which their placement office may be closed.

Total Credits

Academic Credits (graded)

Fieldwork Credits (graded pass/fail)

Total hours on site; 50 hours per fieldwork credit)

Hours per week  for 14 weeks

Days per week for 14 weeks

12

2

10

500

36

4.5

11

2

 9

450

32

4

10

2

 8

400

28.5

3.5

 9

2

 7

350

25

3+

 8

2

 6

300

21.4

2.5+

 7

2

 5

250

18

2+

 6

2

 4

200

14

2

NOTE: The Summer Legal Placement course offering (LAW:9335) is set at 3 credit hours, pass/fail, for a minimum of 150 hours on-site and participation in an on-line seminar

 In addition to considering the crediting for the field placement itself, students should consider the other courses and opportunities they may wish to pursue while meeting the relevant graduation requirements.