For the Prosecutor/Defender program, students who want to take a 12-credit externship in the Fall of their third year need to schedule other important fall electives in their second year. No other courses may be taken with a 12-credit program. Also, note that a 12-credit externship generally cannot be taken in a student’s last term. Nine-credit programs may be taken in the last semester, but only in the area local to the law school and while taking one other two- or three-credit course on campus at the law school. Students should plan carefully for the required Professional Responsibility course and sequence of prerequisite Evidence and Criminal Practice Clinic, all in light of the restriction against full-time, last-semester programs. Students generally need to begin the prerequisites immediately after completing the first year in order to take a full-time program in the fifth (or fourth) semester. Do not assume that these courses are offered every semester. Take them early to be safe! Also, read carefully the materials relating to the Criminal Practice Clinic.