Ex. Economic Justice and Empowerment Externship

Course Information

Course Number
L9503
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Racial, Economic, and Social Justice, Taxation, Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution, Lawyering
Type
Externship
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit, New Course

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

In this externship, students will help low-income clients with consumer debt, federal and state income tax disputes, and small business needs. The Externship aims to offer legal services that empowers and provides financial stability to clients and offers an experience that enhances students' abilities as future lawyers. In class, students will consider the various systems - societal, economic, legal, etc. - that impact our clients' daily lives, will be expected to reflect on the systems and increases their understanding of the economic challenges faced by low-income New Yorkers and their families, and will critique and debate developing policies in class and consider economic justice can be attained by all. During field placements, students will gain hands-on lawyering experience helping some of the most disadvantaged civil litigants obtain critical legal assistance in State courts, U.S. Tax Court, in administrative forums, and through transactional practice.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Location
WCW 304
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
4:20 - 6:10 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Paper
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 doctrinal analysis, including close reading of cases and precedents, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in statutory and regulatory analysis, including close reading of statutes and regulations, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in ethical and professional issues
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in judicial, legislative and/or administrative processes
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in jurisprudential considerations in legal analysis
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in comparative law analysis of legal institutions and the law
  • 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
Secondary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in values-based considerations in law-making
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the historical development of law and legal institutions
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in finding, understanding, using and critiquing secondary legal literature

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
Civil Procedure, Contracts
Other Limitations
Admission to the course requires instructor permission

Other Sections of Ex. Economic Justice and Empowerment Externship

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 728

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 002

Section 002

Back to course search