L8002 Ex. Pro Bono Practice and Access to Justice

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites

Instructor Co-requisites

Recommended Courses

Other Limitations
Admission is by instructor permission during the Externship application period - see the Externships page for more information.

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in ethical and professional issues inherent in the delivery of pro bono legal services.
  • Each student will develop a viable pro bono project, in consultation with experts in the field and with guidance from instructors, and present the concept in both a paper and a class presentation.
  • The students will have a comprehensive understanding of the factors -- logistical, legal, practical, ethical, political, and other -- in a successful pro bono environment, whether in a firm, an NGO, or a specific culture.
  • The students will be meet and discuss practical and theoretical issues with leaders in the pro bono arena, who will present to the class as guests.
  • Each student will gain direct experience from, and make important contributions to, his/her externship NGOs. The externship work may or may not be related to the concept paper topic, depending the student's personal goal.

Secondary Goals

  • Students will learn from each other about their varied externship experiences and the pro bono-related NGOs hosting them.

General Information

Type: Externship
Level: Upperclass
Additional Attributes: Experiential Credit