Civil Justice Clinic



SLN #: 13685
Course Prefix: LAW-773
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Karin

Course Description:
This Civil Justice Clinic provides students with the opportunity to provide quality representation to individuals who need pro bono representation and non-profit clients who need legislative lawyering services. Amo other things, students will handle unemployment insurance appeals, work on employment law and policy matters, and participate in a public education project. With faculty supervision, clinic students may participate in case selection, interviewing and counseling clients, fact investigation, theory development, representing clients in administrative hearings, drafting appellate briefs, or appearing for oral argument in appellate court. With supervision, clinic students may also analyze options for changing employment law and policy, help clients plan their advocacy strategy, and draft policy documents such as white papers, amicus briefs, analysis of pending legislation, comments to administrative agencies, or testimony

The Clinic also includes a seminar component that focuses on relevant substantive law (such as laws relating to employment, supporting military families, consumer advocacy, and ADR) and training/simulations on relevant skills (such as interviewing, counseling, negotiation, public speaking, and legislative lawyering).

The Clinic is a graded 6 credit course. Students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week and at least 300 hours total in the Clinic during the semester. For more information about the course and program, see the Clinic’s webpage at: http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 5
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard