Employment Law Clinic (YR)

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/10
Credits: 4

Course Description

This yearlong clinical course is designed to give students first-hand experience in the practice of employment law. Students will receive seminar instruction only during the fall semester in the substantive and procedural aspects of employment advocacy. There will be no formal academic instruction during the spring semester, but the clinical aspect of the course (participating in actual cases under the supervision of an attorney and meeting weekly to discuss cases) 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 unemployment compensation claims, unpaid wage litigation, 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).

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Memoranda, pleadings, and other court-related documents.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: 2L or 3L JD status; Trial Advocacy, Negotiation, and 3rd Year Practice Certificate recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: This clinic meets at the Legal Aid Justice Center, at 1000 Preston Avenue for clinical supervision in both fall and spring semesters. Clinic participants should also reserve Wednesday, September 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., to attend a clinic orientation session at the Legal Aid Justice Center. Attendance at this session is mandatory unless you have a class conflict and are excused by your supervisor. NOTE REGARDING CREDITS: Of the eight credits awarded for this clinic, four will receive a "credit/no credit" grade at the conclusion of the fall semester, and four will receive a letter grade at the conclusion of the spring semester.

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

Schedule No.
117819914
Law No.
LAW8609
Modified Type
Clinical
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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