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283Q sec. 001 - Domestic Violence Field Placement Classroom Component: Ethics in Practice (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Nancy K.D. Lemon  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


Tu 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 107
From January 14, 2020
To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 5
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 15
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

In this course (295.5J and 283Q) students work on real cases, either at 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. Options include restraining orders, family law, appellate work, public benefits, immigration, asylum, employment issues, consumer issues, prosecution of batterers, and criminal defense. Students may intern with a family law judge. They may also work on policy matters, including perhaps working on amicus briefs.

At the placements, students may interview clients, draft restraining orders, memoranda, and motions, represent clients at hearings, argue motions, and research policy issues. They may attend meetings with attorneys, government officials, judges and legislators. At some placements, students are focused on research and writing, rather than direct client contact.

Both parts of the course are open to graduate students in public policy or social welfare as well as law.

It is recommended but not required that students first take Domestic Violence Law, 282.1, offered by Ms. Lemon each fall semester.

Nancy K. D. Lemon (Berkeley Law JD 1980) has been a leading authority on domestic violence law for over three decades. A practicing attorney, she has also provided expert testimony in many types of cases. She has worked to craft many pieces of California legislation affecting survivors of domestic violence and their children. Since 1988, Professor Lemon has taught Domestic Violence Law and the Domestic Violence Field Placement at UC Berkeley’s School of Law. She authored the first textbook on Domestic Violence Law in 1996, now in its 6th edition. In 2012, she co-founded the Family Violence Appellate Project, where she is the Legal Director.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class satisfy the Professional Responsibility Requirement or count toward the J.D. Experiential Requirement, but not both.

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Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Field Placements

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