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295.5Z sec. 001 - East Bay Community Law Center Clinic (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Kara Acevedo  
Instructor: Rosa Bay  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Taylor Boutelle  
Instructor: Theo Cuison  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Elizabeth Deucher  
Instructor: Sara Dunsky  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Daniel Faessler  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Hannah Flanery  
Instructor: Meghan M. Gordon  
Instructor: Marc Janowitz  
Instructor: Maureen Kildee  
Instructor: Jay Kim  
Instructor: Sabyl Landrum  
Instructor: Erin Le  
Instructor: Milo Manopoulos Beitman  
Instructor: Janely Mendoza  
Instructor: Evelina Nava  
Instructor: Desiree Nguyen Orth  
Instructor: Cynthia Nguyen Ruff  
Instructor: Rebecca Oyama  
Instructor: Seema N. Patel  
Instructor: Melissa Phatharanavik  
Instructor: Mindy Phillips  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Zoe Polk  
Instructor: Whitney Richey Rubenstein  
Instructor: Seema Rupani  
Instructor: Hewot Shankute  
Instructor: Candy Smallwood  
Instructor: Miguel Soto  
Instructor: Cancion Sotorosen  
Instructor: Pedro Viramontes  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Gloria Yi  
Instructor: Linda Yu  
Instructor: Patricia Zermeno  
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Units: 1 - 9
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

    Course Start: August 16, 2021
    Course End: November 23, 2021
    Class Number: 31578

    Enrollment info:
    Enrolled: 39
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 60
    As of: 10/16 04:21 PM

    The clinic (295.5z) and a co-requisite two-unit seminar (289) integrate student 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 ( is required, as is admission to the specific clinic, and 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).

    Students work a minimum of 16 or 20 hours per week (varies per clinic) 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

    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.

    Law 289 (EBCLC Seminar).

    Requirements Satisfaction:

    Work in the clinic may satisfy Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to satisfy Option 2, clinic students must complete a paper or series of written work that comprises 30 or more pages. Students who wish to satisfy the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their draft for comment and revision.

    Option 2 form needed:

    This class may satisfy either the writing requirement or the experiential requirement but not both.

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    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:
    Criminal Law
    Race and Law
    Social Justice and Public Interest

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