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283Q sec. 1 - Domestic Violence Practicum Classroom Component: Ethics in Practice (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Nancy K.D. Lemon  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: W 6:25-8:05
Meeting Location: 115

Course Start: January 09, 2013


In this course (295.5J and 283Q) students work on real cases, either at faculty-supervised field placements or under the direct supervision of Nancy Lemon, DVP Director (295.5J), while enrolled in a classroom component taught by Ms. Lemon (283Q).

In 295.5J, 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.

Both parts of the course are open to graduate students in other departments of UC Berkeley (e.g., public policy, sociology, social welfare, ethnic studies, gender and women's studies). LLM students are also welcome.

Students may enroll in the Practicum more than once.

The classroom component of the course (283Q) satisfies the Professional Responsibility requirement. There will be weekly readings and discussion of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the Ca. Rules of Professional Conduct, and other aspects of Professional Responsibility, with a focus on issues arising in domestic violence cases. Repeating students will not be required to participate in the Professional Responsibility homework.

Application forms are available on the website page for the Domestic Violence Practicum and should be submitted to Nancy Lemon along with a resume. Feel free to contact the instructor at nlemon@law.berkeley.edu with any questions.

This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.

Exam Notes: None
Course Category: Field Placements
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Clinicals
Criminal Law
Family Law
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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