295.5Z sec. 001 - East Bay Community Law Center Clinic (Fall 2023)
Instructor: Rosa Bay (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Zoe Polk
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Units: 1 - 10
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Course End: December 06, 2023
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 09/25 06:39 AM
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 (www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htm) 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) 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=https://ebclc.org/students/academic-year-clinical-program/clinic-information/https://ebclc.org/students/academic-year-clinical-program/clinic-information//a).
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.
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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