Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWS 978 Discrimination Clinic



Course Description

The Discrimination Clinic provides law students with the opportunity to acquire valuable experience prosecuting discrimination claims brought under Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination laws at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Students will have the opportunity to work on cases alleging discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Students will be exposed to the basics of conducting litigation in an administrative forum and afforded an opportunity to improve their writing, reasoning, analysis, and argumentation skills. Students will be expected to return prior to the start of the semester to participate in a two day clinic orientation. Students will be expected to commit an average of 12 hours per week to their clinical work. (This course satisfies 3 experiential learning credits.)