Civil Litigation Program (C)

LAW JD 861

The Civil Litigation Program gives students the opportunity to use their lawyering skills in all courtroom levels - from local trial and housing courts, to the state's Supreme Judicial Court, to the federal court. In fact, several landmark decisions by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court began as student-represented cases in the Civil Litigation Program. Students in the Civil Litigation Clinic choose from three options: *Housing, Employment, Family and Disability Clinic (HEFD) (full-year program) - The average HEFD clinic caseload over two semesters typically includes 4-5 cases in areas such as domestic relations, eviction defense, employment law and Social Security appeals. Other kinds of cases may also be assigned. *Immigration Rights Clinic (IRC) (full-year program) - The average IRC clinic caseload over two semesters typically includes two asylum or humanitarian/refugee related cases, and a significant research project. *Employment Rights Clinic (ERC) (one semester program, fall or spring) - Students will represent clients in unemployment compensation cases, and a possibility of working on wage and hour disputes, discrimination/sexual harassment cases, and Family Medical Leave Act cases. PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE (HEFD & IRC OPTIONS): If you have not already done so, you must take Evidence during the first semester to satisfy the student practice rule. If you have already taken Trial Advocacy, you will still need to take the clinical section. It is closely integrated with your field work. PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE (ERC OPTION): Spring ERC students must take Evidence and Professional Responsibility concurrently with the Employment Rights Clinic, or students must have already taken these courses. Fall ERC students must take Evidence concurrently, or have already taken this course. NOTE: This clinic satisfies the upper-class professional skills requirement.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Burdick ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Diamond ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Burdick ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Burdick ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Hlass ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C2 Burdick ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.