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LAWS 8978 Civil Litigation Clinic (Fall/Spring: 4 )

Course Description

This civil clinical course allows students the opportunity to practice law under the close supervision of clinical faculty at Boston College Legal Services LAB, which is located in the Center for Experiential Learning on the Law School campus. Students are certified by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to advise and represent clients in every aspect of civil litigation. Practice areas are family law, housing, and public benefits appeals. Clinical faculty provide thorough feedback about students' work at all stages in order to help them build on their skills and learn from their experiences, including comprehensive feedback at both mid-semester and end of term. Six-credit students are expected to spend an average of 17-22 hours/week on clinic matters; ten-credit students average 30-35 hours/week. Pass/fail and variable credit options can only be exercised at the beginning of the term. Enrollment, by lottery, is limited to 16 students in the Fall, and 10 in the Spring.

Instructor(s): Alan Minuskin
Alexis Anderson
Ana Rivera

Prerequisites: Students must take or have taken Evidence.

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Last Updated: 20-Aug-18