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289 sec. 1 - EBCLC Seminar (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Tirien Steinbach  
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: W 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 115

Course Start: January 08, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49925


This two-unit seminar (289) and the co-requisite clinic (295.5z) integrate reading, reflection and classroom discussion on the lawyer's role in providing legal services to low-income clients and community groups with student lawyering experiences at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). An application is required (available on the school's clinic homepage), and concurrent enrollment in the seminar and clinic is mandatory for new students (advanced clinic work may be conducted in subsequent semesters with the permission of the instructors under Law 295.5y).

In addition to the seminar, students work a minimum of 16 hours per week (4 units) under the close supervision of clinical instructors in one of the following practices: (1) Housing Law, (2) Public Benefits Law, (3) Health Law, (4) Clean Slate (community reentry), (5) Immigration Law, (6) Neighborhood Justice (consumer and homelessness), (7) Green Jobs (economic development), or (8) Youth Defender (juvenile justice). More detailed descriptions of the clinics can be found on EBCLC's website: www.ebclc.org.

The seminar and fieldwork provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand about the professional responsibilities and challenges of representing real clients, including instruction in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (and California-specific rules where appropriate). With the addition of Law 299 units, papers prepared in the seminar or clinic may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

*Please note that approximately half of all seminar sessions during the semester will be held at EBCLC.*

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.

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Exam Notes: None
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Clinicals
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Advocacy Skills Courses
Social Justice and Public Interest

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