Courses 2014 - 2015

LAW E 590 Incarcerated Parents Advocacy Clinic

Credits: 4-5, Max 9

Students in this course will advocate for incarcerated parents who are seeking to preserve their relationships with their children despite their incarceration. Under the supervision of clinic faculty, students will represent incarcerated parents in dependency and other proceedings and work closely with clients and their families to develop plans for maintaining the parent-child relationship. Students will develop lawyering skills through interviewing and counseling clients, engaging in negotiations and trial preparation, including interviewing witnesses and drafting motions, and representing clients in court. In addition, students will work collectively on developing materials to assist parents in self-advocacy and to help lawyers handling such cases to be more effective. Pre-requisite: Evidence. Pre or co-requisite: Professional Responsibility. Recommended but not required: Poverty Law

Winter-Spring, 5-4 Credit(s)

Course Sections and Instructors
Devon Knowles

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