L6795 Ex. Lawyering for Social Justice - Fieldwork

Share/email this section

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
L6795-001

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
Must be taken in conjunction with L6795-001

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Observe and reflect about legal practice, professionalism, ethics, professional goals and lawyering roles
  • Develop and practice professional judgment in the context of solving legal problems
  • Engage with and learn about low-income individuals, communities community-based organizations as well as government agencies and structures
  • Gain exposure to and/or experience in interdisciplinary social justice advocacy, including community organizing, policy advocacy, and communications

Secondary Goals

  • Draft descriptive, predictive, persuasive and/or dispositional legal writing
  • Develop other professional skills, such as fact investigation including drafting of discovery documents, client interviewing and counseling, negotiation, oral advocacy, organization and management, and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Engage in legal research and analysis
  • Build a professional network of lawyers, other professionals and advocates and community members for future professional development

General Information

Other Sections

Section 001, Spring 2020
R 3:10-5:50 pm
Jane M. Spinak

Section 002, Spring 2020
Jane M. Spinak