Domestic Violence Law Practicum
In this course students work on real cases, either at faculty-supervised field placements or under the direct supervision of Nancy Lemon, DVP Director, while enrolled in a classroom component taught by Ms. Lemon.
Students may choose a placement at one of various legal agencies in the Bay Area. The work focuses on restraining orders, family law, welfare, immigration, employment issues, prosecution of batterers, or post-conviction issues of battered women in state prisons. Students also work with the instructor on policy matters, including writing amicus briefs.
At the placements, students interview clients; draft restraining orders, memoranda, and motions; represent clients at hearings; argue motions; and research policy issues. They may also attend meetings with attorneys, government officials, judges and legislators.
THE JIM FAHEY SAFE HOMES FOR WOMEN FELLOWSHIP FOR SPRING 2013
The Jim Fahey Safe Homes Fund for Women endowment was established in 2007to provide scholarships for graduate students at UC Berkeley with demonstrated financial need and a strong aptitude in relevant subjects as well as a deep commitment to combating domestic violence against women. A student may receive this award more than once during his or her academic career. Awards were made in Spring 2011, Spring 2012 and Spring 2013 -- see the Photos link at the Domestic Violence Practicum page for details. Next deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.Facebook page for DV Practicum