LAW 5429: Lawyering Process III: Clinic - 2214

Lawyering Process III: Clinic
Class Term:
Spring Term 2020-2021
Catalog Number:
2 (0 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

Students are encouraged to complement the course by enrolling in Lawyering Process I: Interviewing and Counseling or Lawyering Process II: Negotiation, since the theoretical/practice-based content of each will enrich the skills training derived from working with actual clients. Lawyering Process III is also available in the summer as an Externship.

Grading Details

Consistent attendance: 25%; performance 75%.


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, PA. 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.

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