289 sec. 001 - East Bay Community Law Center Seminar (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Rosa Bay (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 170
From January 15, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
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 http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htm http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htm is required, as is acceptance into EBCLC Clinic (295.5Z). 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, clinic students work a minimum of 16 hours per week (4 units) under the close supervision of attorneys in one of the following clinics: (1) Community Economic Justice Clinic (2) Clean Slate Clinic (community reentry), (3) Consumer Justice Clinic, (4) Education Advocacy Clinic, (5) Health and Welfare Clinic, (6) Housing Law Clinic, (7) Immigration Law Clinic, or (8) Youth Defender Clinic. More detailed descriptions of the clinics can be found on EBCLC's website (http://ebclc.org/students/academic-year-clinical-program/clinic-information/).
The seminar and clinic provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand about the professional responsibilities and challenges of representing real clients.
*Please note that approximately half of all seminar sessions during the semester will be held at EBCLC's offices, which are offsite in downtown Berkeley.*
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Clinics
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest
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