PA Practice Anti-Eviction Practicum

Course Catalog Number:
5937
Course Credits:
2
Course Type:
Practicum
Course Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

“Eviction is a cause, not just a condition, of poverty”
Matthew Desmond, Evicted
The PA Practice Practicum is focused on providing students with skills needed to practice law. It does this through a focus on anti-eviction representation. Research has shown that tenants who are represented by counsel have a much better chance of maintaining housing stability. Students will learn substantive law and practical skills and use them to protect low income clients from eviction and its devastating consequences. There are no exams. Writing assignments take the form of advice letters to clients. There will be weekly class sessions as needed at the offices of Neighborhood Legal Services to learn applicable law and client skills such as interviewing, negotiating, and representing in court. Students must be eligible to be certified to appear in court, and must be available Thursday mornings because that is when many of the hearings are.

Course Offerings 2022-2023

Term Class #
Spring Term 2022-2023

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Course Offerings 2021-2022

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Course Offerings 2020-2021

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Spring Term 2020-2021 More >