520M
LAW
Public Interest Lawyering

Law School Description

Faculty members or visiting scholars present selected topics focusing upon subject areas in their area of specialty or expertise.

UH Mānoa Catalog Description

Faculty members or visiting scholars present selected topics focusing upon subject areas in their area of specialty or expertise. (B) topic 1; (C) topic 2; (D) topic 3; (E) topic 4; (F) topic 5; (G) topic 6; (H) topic 7; (I) topic 8; (J) topic 9; (K) topic 10; (M) topic 11; (N) topic 12; (O) topic 13; (P) topic 14; (Q) topic 15.

Notes

This clinic introduces students to the theory and practice of public interest lawyering, with an emphasis on providing real world, hands-on opportunities to work with a non-profit organization and/or a private law firm as advocates for low income or other disadvantaged individuals through (a) class action or other litigation seeking systemic relief and reform or (b) through legislative, judicial or administrative advocacy seeking changes in laws, regulations, rules, programs or policies affecting the interests of such individuals and groups. The full class will meet at least four times during the semester to discuss public interest lawyering theory, strategy and project status with the instructors and guest speakers. The remainder of the course will be conducted outside the classroom, with class members devoting an average of five hours per week to advocacy projects under the guidance of the course instructors. The clinic will be team-taught by private practice attorneys Paul Alston and David Reber and by Gavin Thornton, the Deputy Director of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice.

Credit(s) for this CRN

2

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Enrollment Cap

12

Bar Course

No

Clinical Requirement

No

Instructor(s)

Support Specialist

Kelly-Ann Hernandez

Support Specialist

Kelly-Ann Hernandez

Class Schedule

Sa
11:00am - 12:40pm

Classroom

Room 254

Course Reference Number

79609