Advanced Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/5
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • M
  • 1230-1330
  • SL107A
01/23/2023 04/24/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course builds on work undertaken in the introductory Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic, giving students an opportunity to progress in litigation, policy, and community education projects.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be expected to take on a greater role in working directly with clients and partner groups, working on in-house clinic cases, community education projects, and policy advocacy. Depending on the specific project, students will prepare petitions, prepare legislative testimony, or produce self-help guides.

Other Work
Students will also take shifts staffing a help-line hosted by the Charlottesville based Reentry Program, Home to Hope, where they will work 1:1 with currently incarcerated and formerly incarcerated clients to address reentry barriers.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic (8657)) It is preferred for students to be qualified to have 3rd year practice certificate, but not required. Also, because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: NOTE REGARDING CREDITS: students in this clinic will receive a grade of Honors (H), Pass (P) or Fail (F) at the conclusion of the semester. In accordance with Academic Policy, CR, NC, H, P, and F grades do not earn grading points, so they do not contribute to a student's grade point average (GPA).

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM