University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2017

Course Description
This course explores the role of lawyers in work for social change. We will study the development of legal claims, the issues that arise when lawyers work with community organizations, and the role of lawyers in issue campaigns and in policy development.
The course is a foundational course for the Social Justice concentration, but is open to all interested students. The course presents students with histories of social justice lawyering, while examining the challenges of contemporary work. We examine critically whether and how legal education prepares and inspires students to engage in social justice work.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   MW  2:00 PM-3:20 PM A216B

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every other year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Short individual papers and exercises; a major paper, including at least one graded draft; a class presentation; consistent professionalism and participation in classroom discussions and course activities. (The number of spots available for upper level writing credit are limited. Students should also consider taking the course for non-writing credit.)
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Social Justice - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3041
Office: G383