289 sec. 001 - East Bay Community Law Center Seminar (Fall 2021)
Instructor: Seema N. Patel
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From August 18, 2021
To September 29, 2021
W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 140
From October 06, 2021
To November 19, 2021
Course End: November 19, 2021
Class Number: 31598
Enroll Limit: 50
As of: 01/25 05:06 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. To be admitted to EBCLC Clinic you must fill out an application and be admitted by EBCLC (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.
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:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest
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