Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW8609
    Sched. No.: 114820939

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1000-1230 (LAJC)
Credits:3Type:Yearlong clinic
Capacity:10 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**
Current Enrollment:9 **This information is current as of 05/29/2015 06:15:08 AM**

Course Description:

This yearlong clinical course is designed to give students first-hand experience in the practice of employment law, from both the plaintiff and defense side. Students will receive classroom instruction only during the fall semester in the substantive and procedural aspects of employment litigation, which may include client interviewing and counseling through formal and informal fact gathering, drafting administrative charges of discrimination, Complaints, discovery, depositions, motions arguments, opening statements, and closing arguments, all of which will be considered in grading. Motions and trial advocacy skills will be taught and refined in the context of an employment discrimination case. There will be no classroom instruction during the spring semester, but the clinical aspect of the course (participating in actual cases under the supervision of an attorney) is required both semesters. In cooperation with the Legal Aid Justice Center and local attorneys, students will participate throughout the year in litigating actual employment cases. These cases may include wrongful discharge actions, unemployment compensation claims, employment discrimination charges, or any other claims arising out of the employment relationship. Specific assignments will vary according to the inventory of cases available at the time, but students should be able to conduct client interviews, participate in discovery, draft motions, and assist with trial preparation. Students also may argue some motions (with appropriate Third Year Practice Certification); 2Ls may provide direct representation in Unemployment Insurance Hearings. Students will be expected to arrange a satisfactory schedule with their supervising attorney. For additional information about the employment and labor law curriculum, please visit the PELLS Web site (http://www.pells.org). Students will earn three credits during the fall semester and five credits during the spring semester.

ENROLLMENT LIMITATION: Students may enroll in one clinic per semester. On a space-available basis, students may petition to enroll in a second clinical offering after the add/drop period has ended.
PREREQUISITE: Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Professional Responsibility recommended, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Memoranda, pleadings, and other court-related documents

Prerequisites:Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Professional Responsibility recommended, but not required
This course is on the professional skills course list.