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285.81 sec. 001 - Lawyering in the Public Interest/Public Sector World (Spring 2021)

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


Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 21, 2021
To March 04, 2021

Course Start: January 21, 2021
Course End: March 04, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 33220
Class Number: 33220

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

Many students come to law school expressing a desire to pursue a public interest path. But what does that really mean? What are the options? The different paths? How do you connect with practitioners to learn more? These are all important inquiries on this path. This course will provide an opportunity to explore different types of public interest and public sector lawyering by introducing and organizing conversations with lawyers in the field. The course will look at lawyering strategies, including litigation (direct services and impact), legislative, administrative, policy, movement, and community lawyering. Students will be asked to conduct interviews and review resources about lawyers and lawyering to help develop and deepen their own interests, goals, skills, and passions. A primary goal of this class is to provide networking opportunities for students to delve more deeply into the actual practice and learn from practitioners. Guest speakers will share their career paths, including transitioning from different areas of practice, such as private firms to government to non-profit or vice-versa. In addition, 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. Whether you believe this is your path and/or you want to explore this path in a classroom setting to learn more, all students are welcome.

This class is designed to give students an extra opportunity to engage despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, this class will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. The total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.

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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