Workplace Rights Clinic (1-term)
Section 1, Spring 23
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In cooperation with the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and in addition to classroom instruction in the substantive and procedural aspects of employment law, students will participate in advising on, developing, and litigating actual employment cases. These cases may include unemployment compensation claims, unpaid wage litigation, and health and safety complaints, as well as other potential 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, under the supervision of an attorney, to perform most lawyer functions associated with their cases, including client and witness interviews, factual development, legal research, preparation of pleadings, and negotiation. Students also may argue some cases (with appropriate Third Year Practice Certification); 2Ls and 3Ls without a Third Year Practice Certification may provide direct representation in unemployment insurance hearings. In addition, clinic students may participate in community lawyering and impact advocacy (including administrative and/or policy advocacy) alongside clinic instructors. Students will be expected to arrange a satisfactory schedule with their supervising attorney.
Final Type (if any): None
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Memoranda, pleadings, and other court-related documents; community education materials; administrative and/or policy advocacy documents; and/or other forms of writing.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: 1Ls cannot take this class (or any clinic). Also, because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, 2L and 3L JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Workplace Rights Clinic (YR) (8609)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
*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.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Employment and Labor Law, Litigation and Procedure
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