PA Practice Anti-Eviction Practicum - 2254

PA Practice Anti-Eviction Practicum
Class Term:
Spring Term 2024-2025
Catalog Number:
Professor(s): Type:
2 (2 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses


“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.

PA Practice Anti-Eviction Practicum