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Fall 2017
LAW854  AS  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CLINIC PRACTICUM I

Course Description
The clinic provides rights education, interdisciplinary research, public policy resources, and advocacy and transactional assistance to low- and moderate-income communities discriminated against by public and private actors in the fields of civil rights (e.g., housing and transportation), environmental protection (e.g., climate change, food access, land use, and pollution), and poverty law (e.g., economic development and municipal equity).
Clinic course work encompasses six areas: (1) cultural and social history; (2) economics, geography, and sociology of urban poverty; (3) public interest law theory and practice; (4) lawyering process skills (e.g., interviewing, fact investigation, counseling, and negotiation); (5) legal ethics and professional responsibility; and (6) litigation and non-litigation advocacy strategies (e.g., community education, direct service, and law reform).
Course requirements include case management, fieldwork, readings, memoranda, and litigation and non-litigation work product.


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   R  9:00 AM-10:50 AM A216B
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   M  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F300

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 6
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Professional Responsibility recommended.
Method of Evaluation: Fieldwork, class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
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


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

BAREFOOT, NATALIE



Contact Information:
Email: n.barefoot@law.miami.edu