Ex. Economic Justice and Empowerment Externship - Fieldwork

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 002 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
Points
2
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None

Other Sections of Ex. Economic Justice and Empowerment Externship - Fieldwork

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

WCW 304

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 728

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 002

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