Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Clinical Seminar: Community and Economic Development Clinic (LAW-756-003)
Susan Bennett, Joseph Pileri

Meets: 10:00 AM - 12:50 AM (W) - Warren - Room N105

Enrolled: 12 / Limit: 16

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Students in the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic receive academic credit for the supervised transactional representation of community-based organizations that strive to provide critical services in distressed neighborhoods of the District of Columbia and its metropolitan area. These client groups include non-profits, worker and affordable housing cooperatives, tenants’ associations, and immigrant-owned small businesses. Students assist their clients in choosing forms of entity, drafting foundational documents, negotiating contracts, and complying with zoning and other regulations. Through these activities, the students develop sophisticated researching, drafting, counseling, and problem-solving skills. Students in the clinic also attend a weekly seminar that, through discussion, lecture and simulation, structures practice in these lawyering skills, and provides a framework for analysis of the substantive law, ethics and public policy issues pertinent to the casework.

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First Class Readings

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