University of Pittsburgh
Term: Fall Term 2012-13 (2131)
Catalog Number: 5393
Class Number: 14914
Room: LAW 118.
Class Schedule:
  • M, W 1:00 pm -2:45 pm
  • Instructor: Stella L. Smetanka
    Type: Clinic
    Credits: 7.0 Credits (5.0 classroom contact, 2.0 field)
    Catalog Requirements: Professional Skills.
    Enrollment Limit: 8.

    Pre-registration clinic orientation meeting is required.

    Priority: Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5393

    Additional Info

    The course will require a substantial time commitment and involve on a weekly basis four hours of classroom instruction, one hour office meeting, six mandatory office hours each week (104 hours in client work during the semester), and approximately 8-10 additional hours weekly in clinic and class preparation.


    Grading is based on client relations, class attendance and participation; written assignments; performance in simulations; and community outreach. Client relations includes: student performance in court, student diligence with respect to client work, and competence in handling live-client casework. Letter grades will be issued.

    Prerequisites and Recommended Courses


    Students who would like to enroll in this Clinic must attend one of the mandatory pre-registration clinic informational meetings held each semester. The dates for these meetings are published in advance in the E-docket.  Students must sign in at the mandatory meeting in order to verify their attendance. If a student who has not attended one of the mandatory meetings (either this semester or the immediately preceding semester) registers for this Clinic, that student will be automatically dropped from the class by the Registrar. A dropped student may attempt to re-register after meeting with the appropriate faculty member; however, there is no guarantee that there will be space in the clinic to allow re-enrollment.

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