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289 sec. 1 - EBCLC Seminar (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Jeffrey Selbin  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: W 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 132

Course Start: August 27, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49856

This two-unit seminar (289) and the co-requisite clinic (295.5z) integrate hands-on lawyering experiences at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) with reading, reflection and classroom discussion on the lawyer's role in providing legal services to low-income clients and community groups. An application available on the school's clinic homepage ( is required, 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 attorneys in one of the following clinics: (1) Housing, (2) Public Benefits, (3) Health, (4) Clean Slate (community reentry), (5) Immigration, (6) Neighborhood Justice (consumer and homelessness), (7) Green-Collar Communities (economic development), (8) Youth Defender (juvenile justice) or (9) Policy Advocacy. More detailed descriptions of the clinics can be found on EBCLC's website (

The seminar and clinic provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand about the responsibilities and challenges of representing real clients. 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.*

The EBCLC Clinic (Law 295.5z) is a co-requisite with the seminar.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This course satisfies the Experiential Requirement.

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

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