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285.81 sec. 001 - Lawyering in the Public Interest/Public Sector World (Spring 2022)

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: In-Person


Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 240
From January 11, 2022
To February 22, 2022

Course Start: January 11, 2022
Course End: February 22, 2022
Class Number (1Ls): 32070
Class Number: 32070

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 07/19 11:58 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.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest

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