Civil Justice Clinic (L)SLN #: 40230
Course Prefix: LAW-773
Course Section: A
Credit Hours: 6
Students enrolled in the Civil Practice Clinic represent clients in civil disputes and administrative proceedings under faculty supervision. Clients include persons who have been wrongfully denied unemployment benefits, employees who have suffered discrimination in the workplace, consumers who have been defrauded in commercial transactions, and individuals facing the prospect of litigation. Students are responsible for handling all aspects of civil and administrative practice, including: representing clients in contested administrative hearings; drafting pleadings, motions and appellate briefs; interviewing and counseling clients; conducting discovery in civil litigation; representing clients in trials and arbitrations; and presenting oral argument in Arizona and the Ninth Circuit appellate courts. Most semesters, each student (1) participates in one or more contested hearings or trials, (2) acts as a fact investigator in preparation for a contested hearing or trial, and (3) works on a written project such as a motion, brief, or complaint. The Civil Practice Clinic also includes an advanced seminar that focuses on simulation exercises in such matters as: advanced interviewing techniques, fact investigation, case theory development, client counseling, civil discovery, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and courtroom advocacy. It is a graded course, with grading based on diligence, effectiveness and responsibility in representing clients, and on classroom participation. During the fall and spring semesters, evidence is a co-requisite -- it may be taken before the Civil Practice Clinic or concurrently with it. NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details. www.law.asu.edu/programs/clinic
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes, see seminar description.
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, last day to withdraw without special permission from the Executive Director of the Clinical Programs is 2 weeks prior to the first seminar class.
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance at all seminars and staff meetings required.