Representing Vulnerable Populations



SLN #: 18055
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 022
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Dahlstedt

Course Description:
This seminar is designed to prepare students to represent vulnerable populations. Issues uniquely present in cases involving indigent and underrepresented parties will be covered. Students are expected to think about the systemic problems these populations face and how to enhance justice in the legal system. To prepare students to appear in court, they will receive intensive instruction in client interviewing, counseling, evidence, procedure, and legal ethics. Students will participate in weekly exercises and simulations designed to develop and refine essential litigation skills such as client intake and counseling, direct and cross examination, delivering opening statements and closing arguments, introducing exhibits into evidence and conducting negotiations.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard