Adjunct Professors claire curry, Alex Gulotta and Nathan J.D. Veldhuis; 8 Credits; Yearlong
Students in the Mental Health Law Clinic represent mentally ill or mentally disabled clients in negotiations, administrative hearings and court proceedings.These cases cover a variety of legal matters, including: social security, Medicaid and disability benefits claims, disability discrimination claims, access to housing, advance directives for medical care and access to mental health or rehabilitative services.
Under the supervision of an attorney, students directly perform all the lawyer functions associated with their cases, including client and witness interviews, factual development, legal research, preparation of pleadings, negotiation and courtroom advocacy. The clinic is offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center.