Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Clinic: Community and Economic Development Law Clinic Seminar (LAW-756-003)
Susan Bennett, Brenda Smith

Meets: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM (W) - Room Y404

Enrolled: 15 / Limit: 16

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Assessment:Interviewing and counseling simulations: review of plans for simulations and reflections on performance. - In-class presentations concerning clients and community events. - Short targeted writing assignments. - Class participation.


This seminar is required for students enrolled in LAW-768-001, the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic. Students will explore the role, and develop the competencies, of client-centered transactional lawyers for community-based clients. The seminar will include simulations through which students will practice the core skills of planning, interviewing, counseling, and reflection on the performance; overviews of the law of corporate governance, organizational entities and federal tax exemption; and structured attendance at and reporting back from community meetings. Required texts, which students will use in both fall and spring, will be assigned before the beginning of the school year. Students enrolled in LAW 756-003 and LAW 768-001 for academic year 2017-8 also are required to participate in a 2 ½ day orientation, to take place during the first week of classes. Readings and assignments will by posted to MyWCL in July.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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