289 sec. 001 - East Bay Community Law Center Seminar (Fall 2022)
Instructor: Rosa Bay (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Seema N. Patel
Instructor: Zoe Polk
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
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From August 24, 2022
To November 30, 2022
Course End: November 30, 2022
Class Number: 31724
Enroll Limit: 50
As of: 02/17 06:39 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 and be admitted by EBCLC (a href=http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htmhttp://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htm/a). 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) Clean Slate Clinic (community reentry), (2) Consumer Justice Clinic, (3) Community Economic Justice, (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 (a href=http://ebclc.org/students/academic-year-clinical-program/clinic-information/http://ebclc.org/students/academic-year-clinical-program/clinic-information//a).
The seminar and clinic provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand about the professional responsibilities and challenges of representing real clients.
Attendance at the first two weeks of class sessions is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present during the first two weeks of class (without prior permission of the instructor) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can 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 risk being dropped without notice.
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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