Elder Law Clinic
Due to the nature of clinical work, a student may not enroll in more than one clinic in a single semester. Students who do so will be automatically dis-enrolled from one of the clinics. Prior to dis-enrollment, clinical faculty will attempt to contact the student via email to inquire as to which clinic the student prefers.
Pre-Registration Clinic Orientation Meeting is required.
The course will require a substantial time commitment and involve on a weekly basis four hours of classroom instruction, one hour of meetings with the supervising faculty, six mandatory office hours (104 hours in client work during the semester), and approximately 8-10 additional hours weekly in clinic work 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.
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.