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295.6V sec. 001 - Economic Liberty & Property Rights Field Placement (Fall 2018)

Instructor: John Choon Yoo  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1-6

    Course Start: August 20, 2018
    Course End: November 30, 2018

    Enrollment info:
    Enrolled: 7
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 15
    As of: 06/11 02:26 PM

    Students enrolled in this field placement will work with attorneys at the Pacific Legal Foundation on live cases involving strategic constitutional litigation. Students will be part of attorney teams that will work on issues such as substantive legal doctrines related to property rights and liberty, particularly the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment, and challenges to state and local regulation from the sharing economy. They will also gain experience on: best practices for client and issue selection, the basics of civil rights litigation through 42 U.S.C. § 1983, including immunities, abstention and mootness doctrines, effective brief writing for public interest litigation, the role of amicus curiae briefs, integrating media and public outreach with litigation strategy, and ethical issues related to public interest law.

    To apply to take this course, please email Professor John Yoo at

    All students enrolling in Law 295.6V must also enroll in Law 226.8 Economic Liberty & Property Rights.

    Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

    Students in the field placement must also enroll in the companion seminar, "Economic Liberty & Property Rights Litigation."

    Requirements Satisfaction:

    Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

    Exam Notes: (None) This course has no final (no exam, no paper, no trial or arguements).
    This is a credit only course
    Course Category: Field Placements
    This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
    Litigation and Procedure
    Public Law and Policy

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