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Fall 2016
LAW854  AS  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CLINIC PRACTICUM I

Course Description
Descript - This Practicum will apply both litigation and non-litigation advocacy strategies, including "cause" lawyering, community organizing, direct service, impact and test case litigation, and law reform and policy making in legislative, administrative, and judicial contexts. We will apply these advocacy strategies through community-based rights education and policy research projects in partnership with the Coconut Grove Ministerial Alliance of Black Churches and other nonprofit groups in the West Grove and in low-income communities of color in Coral Gables, Miami, and Miami-Dade County. The projects will focus on antipoverty, civil rights, social enterprise, and environmental justice research and education. Course requirements include fieldwork, readings, weekly memoranda, student team and supervisory meetings, and student-facilitated classroom rounds.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2016 - 11-29-2016   MW  9:00 AM-10:50 AM G263

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Course Information

Credits: 6
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Professional Responsibility recommended.
Method of Evaluation: Fieldwork, class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
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Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: Enrollment in or permission of the Center for Ethics and Public Service.
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

ALFIERI, ANTHONY


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Contact Information:
Email: aalfieri@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2735
Office: G281

KAIMAN, CATHERINE


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Contact Information:
Email: ckaiman@law.miami.edu