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283Q sec. 1 - Domestic Violence Practicum Classroom Component (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Nancy K.D. Lemon (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: M 5:30-6:20
Meeting Location: 123
Course Start: January 10, 2011
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.
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