Ex. Sanctuary for Families: Domestic Violence & Economic Justice

Course Information

Course Number
L6612
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Clinics, Externships, and Experiential Learning, Family Law, Racial, Economic, and Social Justice, Lawyering
Type
Externship
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

Students in this externship will assist survivors of domestic violence, in partnership with lawyers from Sanctuary for Families, in economic matters such as child support, spousal support and equitable distribution. Students will get experience in client interviewing, financial analysis and procedures in NY Family Court and Supreme Court. Students will also learn about modification procedures and in some cases, we will be working on contempt proceedings to enforce previously ordered awards. Where possible, students will represent clients in court under a student practice order. The weekly seminar will cover a range of issues related to domestic violence as well as provide practical support so students are prepared for their court appearances. LLM students can participate with instructor approval.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2022
Location
WCW 304
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Tuesday
4:20 - 6:10 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in a specific body of law, including major policy concerns
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, legal research, negotiation, and client communication

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
Family Law, Domestic Violence, Access to Justice- but these are not required
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
10 students
Other Limitations
as openings occur, students on the waiting list will be considered after a telephoen interview with the instructor

Additional Section for Ex. Sanctuary for Families: Domestic Violence & Economic Justice

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Points

2
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