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285.81 sec. 001 - Lawyering in the Public Interest/Public Sector World (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Susan Schechter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 25, 2020
To October 06, 2020

Course Start: August 25, 2020
Course End: October 06, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34356

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 5
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

Making the decision to go to law school is not easy. Figuring out what kind of lawyer you want to be can be even more difficult. This course will introduce and engage students in conversations about different kinds of public interest and public sector lawyering, including litigation (direct services and impact), legislative, administrative, policy, movement, and community lawyering. Students will be asked to conduct interviews and review various types of media (including articles) about lawyers and lawyering to help students develop their own interests, goals, skills, and passions. Given the current moment, we will also discuss how lawyers are adapting, embracing, and working with uncertainty, remote challenges, demands for racial justice, economic instability, and more.

This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.

This course is only open to 1Ls.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
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