Employment Law Clinic

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Course Number:
LAW 802

Credit Hours:
2-5 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of the Clinic faculty; Employment Discrimination Law (LAW 639) or Employment Law (LAW 684) recommended (may be taken concurrently). Students, supervised by Clinic faculty, provide representation to real clients with employment cases in federal sand state courts and administrative agencies. Students participate at all stages of representation from client interviewing through settlement, trial and appeal. A weekly seminar is devoted to in-depth discussion of the cases (including case evaluation, strategy, legal, factual and ethical issues); and instruction in litigation and lawyering skills, using assigned readings, written assignments and simulations. Through both casework and the seminars, students learn such representation skills as: interviewing clients and witnesses, investigating facts, counseling, drafting pleadings, planning and conducting discovery, negotiation, motion practice, brief writing and oral argument. Normally, students enroll over the course of two semesters, registering for 3-5 credit hours each semester. With permission of Clinic faculty, may be taken for a third semester for additional credit hours. Satisfies project and/or advanced course requirement of Employment and Labor Law Concentration. Satisfies skills course requirement.

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