University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2018

Course Description
The Environmental Justice 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 contexts of the built and natural environment across the fields of civil rights (e.g., housing and transportation), environmental protection (e.g., biodiversity and wildlife, climate change, energy conservation and sustainability, food access, land use, and pollution), poverty law (e.g., community economic development and municipal equity), and public health.
Clinic course work encompasses six areas of community-based advocacy, education, and research: (1) public interest law theory and practice; (2) lawyering process skills (e.g., interviewing, fact investigation, and counseling); (3) litigation and non-litigation advocacy strategies (e.g., community education, direct service, and law reform); (4) professional responsibility and professionalism; (5) urban and suburban poverty (e.g., demographics, economics, geography, and sociology); and (6) local cultural and social history of race, class, and ethnicity in South Florida.
Course requirements include classroom study (e.g., readings, memoranda, and student-facilitated case rounds), faculty-student supervision (e.g., individual, team, and group), and fourteen (14) hours per week of fieldwork (e.g., case management, litigation and non-litigation work product).

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2018 - 04-25-2018   MW  2:00 PM-3:20 PM TBD

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 6
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Professional Responsibility recommended
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Fieldwork, class participation, work product, professionalism.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
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): None

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Phone: (305)284-2735
Office: G281