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283Q sec. 001 - Domestic Violence Field Placement Classroom Component: Ethics in Practice (Spring 2024)

Instructor: Mallika Kaur  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 123
From January 10, 2024
To April 17, 2024

Course Start: January 10, 2024
Course End: April 17, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 10
As of: 04/19 02:36 PM


The Domestic Violence (DV) Field Placement classroom component is the 2-unit required companion course to the Domestic Violence Field Placement, where students work in non-profit and government agencies under the supervision of attorneys to receive academic credit. Taught by DV Field Placement Director Mallika Kaur, this course helps students reflect on the practical experience they gain through their placement, while engaging with fellow students working in a range of very placements, all related to DV work but in diverse practice areas. Students thus develop a nuanced understanding of DV.

(For more information about the DV Field Placement program visit: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/domestic-violence-law-practicum/)

Domestic violence does not only appear in the case load for family law attorneys or immigration attorneys or criminal attorneys or estate attorneys or personal injury attorneys. Rather, given the ubiquity of domestic violence, all attorneys, knowingly and unknowingly, serve clients impacted by domestic violence. The Field Placement and this companion course are thus open to any student, regardless of past or future goals and experiences.

The placements provide a rewarding opportunity to engage with victim-survivors of DV, to witness the laws around DV in action, to learn important legal skills, to experience negotiating trauma and emotions of legal work, and to build a collaborative network of contacts in the legal community.

See, Domestic Violence Field Placement Flyer with partial listing of possible 2023 placements:
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Apply for Spring 2024 DV Field Placement ideally before November 1, 2023. For questions contact mallikakaur@law.berkeley.edu.


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.


Prerequisites:
Recommended Fall Seminar (282.1, Domestic Violence Law) --but not required.

Requirements Satisfaction:


Units from this class satisfy the Professional Responsibility Requirement or count toward the J.D. 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: Field Placements
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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