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L9362 Community Advocacy Lab Clinic

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites

Instructor Co-requisites

Recommended Courses

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Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Students in the clinic will represent an organization using a range of possible lawyering strategies, including policy reform, legislative advocacy, court redesign and reform, and other non-litigation forms of systemic advocacy.
  • Students in the clinic will develop a critical understanding of the complexity of poverty, social justice, and racial justice, across several areas of law (the areas vary by semester and include civil justice, housing, criminal justice, and youth issues).
  • Students in the clinic will refine research and analysis skills across judicial, legislative, and administrative processes in federal, state, and local government.
  • Students in the clinic will develop skills in gathering and analyzing information beyond legal code and doctrine, including quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and their use in advocacy.
  • Students will develop professional skills including strategic thinking, problem solving, working with diverse communities, oral & written communication, collaboration, client counseling, project management, negotiation, & media relations.
  • Students in the clinic will develop an understanding of professional responsibility, including the capacity to identify and resolve issues in live client matters.
  • Students in the clinic will develop the habits of reflection to guide their future professional development

General Information

Other Sections

Section 001, Spring 2020
TR 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Colleen F. Shanahan

Section 002, Fall 2019
Colleen F. Shanahan

Section 002, Spring 2020
Colleen F. Shanahan