Lawyering Process III: Clinic
Students will be able to gain live client experience in performing an ensemble of essential lawyering skills, including: interviewing, counseling, negotiation, document/pleading drafting, and representation before the Court of Common Pleas. Modeling, training and supervision will be provided by experienced staff attorneys at the field-based setting in Washington and the Professor in a one-hour weekly group review meeting at the law school. Family law – Protection from Abuse, custody, divorce, child dependency – will be the principal area of practice, with students provided preparatory substantive instruction/materials by staff attorneys and Professor. Family Law is not a required prerequisite. Scheduling of clinical hours will be adjusted to accommodate each student’s other class and work commitments. Transportation costs associated with travel to/from the office will be reimbursed.