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The Civil Justice Clinic is a graded course (6 credits), with grading based on a number of established criteria, including diligence and thoroughness in representing clients, and classroom participation. Students are expected to spend approximately 300 hours in the Clinic during the semester. Because the summer session is condensed, students should not plan on working another job during the summer semester. As a general guideline, students are expected to work 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, and 30 hours per week during the summer semester.
The Civil Justice Clinic includes a mandatory seminar that focuses on simulation exercises in such areas as: courtroom advocacy, interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, civil discovery, and negotiation. Staffing meetings are held on Friday mornings, during which time potential cases are discussed and either accepted or declined by the law firm.
Evidence is a prerequisite for the summer semester and is a co-requisite in the fall and spring semesters. Enrollment during the summer session is limited to four (4) students.
NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details as well as the application. www.law.asu.edu/programs/clinic
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Yes, see course description
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, the last day to withdraw without special permission from the Director of Clinical Programs is 1 month prior to the first seminar class.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None