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289 sec. 001 - East Bay Community Law Center Seminar (Spring 2021)
Instructor: Seema N. Patel
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From January 20, 2021
To April 30, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 31690
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM
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. To be admitted to EBCLC Clinic you must fill out an application ( http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htm). 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.
Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.
Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.
Real-time 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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
Enrollment in Law 289 (EBCLC Seminar) must be concurrent with enrollment in Law 295.5Z (EBCLC Clinic).
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Clinics
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest
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