Transactional Law Clinic

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Course Number:
LAW 826

Credit Hours:
2 to 5 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of clinical faculty. The Urban Development Law Clinic offers students the opportunity to practice law under the supervision of a staff attorney. The Clinic’s clients are neighborhood and community-based nonprofit corporations producing and managing affordable housing, initiating economic development and enhancing the quality of life in urban neighborhoods. The Clinic operates as a small firm or practice group providing a variety of legal services to clients. The work students undertake in the Clinic is primarily transactional, consisting of: legal research to address specific issues and problems raised by clients; drafting leases, contracts, and other documents and forms; designing and conducting training programs for clients; and general counseling and advising of clients regarding legal, corporate and business matters. The goal of the Clinic is two-fold: to serve the real needs of the urban community while enabling students to acquire legal skills and experience under supervision of experienced staff attorneys and the clinic’s director. Satisfies the skills course requirement. Previously called Urban Development Law Clinic.

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