Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 916 Legal Services Clinic and Seminar




Complete LAW-910 (Required, Previous). | Complete LAW-553 (Required, Previous or concurrent).

Course Description

Selected students work in the office of Community Legal Aid (CLA), a local non-profit organization charged with providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly persons. Under the supervision of CLA attorneys, students assume primary professional responsibility for actual cases, including client interviews, counseling, case development, negotiation, and representation of clients in court and administrative proceedings. Students also attend a combined weekly seminar with the Immigration Clinic students. Prerequisites: Successful completion of LAW 910 Skills Seminar and LAW 553 Evidence. Evidence may be taken concurrently with the Clinic. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. Students are selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 5 experiential learning credits.)