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Delaware Law Launches Coronavirus Practicum Course


Delaware Law School has created an emergency Coronavirus Pandemic Student Service and Practicum Course Program.  The purpose of the Program is to utilize the skills of Delaware Law students, faculty, alumni, volunteer legal services organizations, and attorneys willing to dedicate pro bono legal services, to serve those in dire need of assistance due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and to provide curricular educational opportunities and extra-curricular service opportunities to Delaware Law School students. The program consists of two tracks - a Practicum Course and a Pro Bono Service Learning track.




Enrollment in the Practicum Course:

Enrollment in the Practicum Course may be for one credit or two credits.  The course begins on May 26, 2020 and extends through July 24, 2020.

The Enrollment Deadline is May 20, 2020.

To receive one hour of course credit, a student must perform 45 hours of work.

To receive two hours of course credit, a student must perform 90 hours of work.

Dean Smolla will serve as the overall course coordinator, and will assign students to supervisors based on student interests, to the extent practicable. Dean Smolla will contact students enrolled in the course to discuss their priorities and interests.

An initial zoom meeting organizing the practicum will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, and will be recorded for students not able to attend at that time.

Online registration will be available beginning on May 13 through the MyWidener registration platform used for registration of Delaware Law Courses.  The Course Title and Number is:

  • LAWD-6201-O1:  Coronavirus Practicum (1 credit)
  • LAWD-6201-O2:  Coronavirus Practicum (2 credits)

Enrollment in the Pro Bono Student Service Program:

The Pro Bono Student Service Program will extend from May 27, 2020, to July 24, 2020.

To earn relief from one credit hour of the Law School’s experiential learning requirement, students must perform a minimum of 45 hours of service.

An initial zoom meeting organizing the program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, and will be recorded for students not able to attend at that time.

Dean Smolla and Catherine Kilian, Esq., Director of the Public Interest Resource Center, will supervise the program.  To enroll in the Program for this summer, students need only provide their name, email, and phone contact information to the Public Interest Resource Center at:

[email protected]