Advanced Lawyering in the Digital Age

Course Information

Course Number
L9358
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility, Clinics, Externships, and Experiential Learning, Racial, Economic, and Social Justice
Type
Clinic
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

1-3 credits; graded, Credit-Fail
Enrollment requires satisfactory completion of the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic (L9269) and permission of instructor. Major or minor writing credit available.

Students who have successfully completed a semester in the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic may apply for enrollment in the Advanced Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic (Advanced Clinic). In the Advanced Clinic, students will continue working on their projects and cases. Additionally, they may, among other activities, take on added responsibilities to more deeply explore topics that intersect with the clinic curriculum, expand the reach of projects and the clinic generally to improve access to justice, or facilitate the replication of their work in its current or other contexts.

All work will be closely supervised by the Clinic co-directors. Supervision and reflection will take place in supervision sessions and through written assignments. Depending on the nature of the topic under review and the number of students involved, advanced students will participate in seminar sessions with or beyond those offered to first-semester students. Where appropriate, Advanced Clinic students will work with first-semester students to pass on lessons learned, speed the learning curve for new students and assist in the transfer of responsibilities for project work. Students will typically leverage their understanding of the project and mastery of relevant software to enrich services provided to our clients and realize transferrable aspects of their learning to future practice settings.

*Clinical faculty will directly confirm teaching modality with students*

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Points
1
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (upon consultation)
Major (only upon consultation)

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • Students will acquire a better understanding of how lawyers gather, manage and present information.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of various lawyering skills, for example, interviewing, counseling, drafting, research, working collaboratively, client communication
  • Students will acquire facility in close reading of statutes and regulations, and application to facts. This is accomplished first through your work on our simulation. You may receive additional exposure to statutory analysis through your clinic project.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of some of the ethical and professional issues commonly faced by lawyers.
  • Students will acquire exposure to the judicial and/or administrative processes. This is accomplished through class work and our simulation. You may receive additional exposure depending on your project work.
  • Students will gain an understanding of some of the technologies that facilitate law practice.
Secondary
  • Students will be exposed to the history and development of information transfer in law and the profession.

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
Enrollment requires satisfactory completion of the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic (L9269) and permission of instructor.
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None