Public Interest Law (S)
LAW JD 875
Public interest legal practice consists of a wide variety of activities. It takes place in government agencies of all levels, from local to federal; in law firms specifically dedicated to public interest causes and in private law firms doing pro-bono work; in public defender's offices, in intergovernmental organizations, in labor unions, and in NGOs. It may take the form of litigation or legislative advocacy. A common denominator of such activities is the fact that actual or potential clients are/would not be able to pay for legal services. This seminar aims to introduce students to a significant subset of public interest law activities. Each week, a different faculty member or guest presents to the students a sample of their public interest work. Before each session, students submit short reaction papers commenting on readings assigned by that week's presenter, who will give students feedback during and after the session. NOTE: This seminar does not satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, will be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.
FALL 2017 Schedule
|A1||Rossman||LAW 513||R 4:20 pm-6:20 pm||Stamped Approval