Eligibility, Prerequisites and Scheduling Information for 2022-2023

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Clinic Credits
(Fall-Winter-Spring)
Students Eligibility Prerequisites &
Recommended Courses
(recommended in italics)
Selection
Basis
Director/Student Contacts
Civil Rights and Justice(E532) 4-4-4
Full year req'd
8-10 2Ls and 3Ls
With some preference given to 3Ls with no prior clinic experience
Recommended: Civil Procedure 2, Federal Courts, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Civil Rights, Trial Advocacy Application Faculty:

David B. Owens, dbowens@uw.edu

Student Contact:

Marcena Day, mday22@uw.edu

  Selection Criteria:

In addition to the application, submission of a current résumé is required.

Entrepreneurial Law (E523)
3-3-3
Full year req'd
16 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.M.s, and MBAs

Required (each student's clinical practice will follow one of the three tracks noted below — only associated prerequisites for that track are required; enrollment preference given for advanced courses):

Business Law Track: Business Organizations (A515) OR The Law of Nonprofit Organizations (E514);

IP Track: Any two IP Law Foundational Courses — Patent Law (P508), Copyright Law (P507) & Trademark & Trade Secrets Law (P502);

Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (T501) OR Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (T511) OR Taxation of S Corporations (T518).

Recommended for all: Professional Resp. (B510)

Application Faculty:

Prof. Jennifer Fan, jsfan@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Sarah Cooper (sarahui@uw.edu)

Torky Almohaisen (mohaistk@uw.edu

 

Selection Criteria:
Enrolled students pursue one of three tracks. Preference with regard to selection for enrollment in each track is given to students with advanced courses beyond the prerequisite in the subject area. The prerequisites for each track are:

1. Business Law Track: Business Organizations (A515) OR The Law of Nonprofit Organizations (E514)
2. IP Track: Any two IP Law Foundational Courses — Patent Law (P508), Copyright Law (P507) & Trademark & Trade Secrets Law (P502), and Trademark & Trade Secrets Law, P502).
3. Tax Track: Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders (T501) OR Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (T511) OR Taxation of S Corporations (T518)

NOTE: Students who want to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program in Trademarks must take a one credit graded tutorial in the fall quarter.

In addition to the application, submission of a current résumé is required.

Federal Tax Clinic (T526) J.D.s 3-3-3
LL.M.s 2-2-2
Full year req'd
6 J.D.s
6 LL.M.s
2Ls, 3Ls, LL.M.s Required: Individual Income Tax (A530)**

Concurrent enrollment OK if A530 taken in Autumn quarter

Recommended: Trial Advocacy, Evidence, Professional Resp., Negotiation

Application Faculty:

Scott Schumacher, sschum@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Kate Moyer (JD) uwtaxkatherine@uw.edu

Josh Waugh (JD) uwtaxjoshua@uw.edu

John Miller (LLM) uwtaxjohn@uw.edu

Junfen Tang (LLM) uwtaxjunfen@uw.edu

 

Selection Criteria:
The Federal Tax Clinic enrolls approximately 18 students per academic year (selected students participate in the clinic all three quarters).  Clinical positions are available to JD and LLM students.  To be considered for the Federal Tax Clinic, all students must answer the questions on the application form.  Face-to-face or telephone interviews with applicants may be held.

In addition to the application, submission of a current résumé is optional.

Immigration Law (B531)
Currently, this clinic is not being offered during the 2022-23 academic year.
Mediation (B526) 4-4-Adv.*
(Fall and Winter qtrs. req'd)
*Optional third quarter for Advanced Mediation Students.
Flexible credit options available
16 2Ls (4 seats), 3Ls Recommended: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Professional Resp. 3Ls by lottery; 2Ls by application Faculty:

Christine Cimini, ccimini@uw.edu

Alan Kirtley, kirtley@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Eli Swedlow, eswedlow@uw.edu

Christopher Marelich, cmarelic@uw.edu

Golnaz Camarda, gjgolnaz@uw.edu

Rachel Khadivi, khadir@uw.edu

 

Selection Criteria:
(Open to 2Ls & 3Ls; applications required of 2Ls only)

This clinic consists of one section: Autumn-Winter; both quarters are required. Although 3Ls have priority, up to four of the sixteen Mediation Clinic spaces in this section may be reserved for 2Ls who have demonstrated:

1. An interest in mediation or ADR through prior experience or a demonstrated career plan; and
2. An interest in participating in Advanced Clinic work in mediation or mediation externships.

Submission of a current résumé is optional.

Students that complete the fall and winter quarters have the option of enrolling in the Advanced Mediation Clinic in the Spring quarter. The number of credits allotted is option (typically ranges from 1-2).

Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy (B599D) 4-2-2
(Full year req'd)
2 3Ls Recommended: Civil Procedure II, Criminal Procedure, Federal Courts, Constitutional Law I, Persuasive Writing, Immigration Law, Post-Conviction Review Application Faculty:

Liz Porter, egporter@uw.edu

Jeff Feldman, feldmanj@uw.edu

Not For Profit Organizations (E591) Currently, this clinic is not being offered during the 2022-23 academic year.
Regulatory Environmental Law & Policy (E594) 5-5-0

(Two quarters req’d)

(Class meets only 2xper week)

8 2Ls, 3Ls Required: :** Pollution Control (A527) OR Natural Resources (B585) OR Admin. Law (A509)

Recommended: Advanced Legal Research (A549), Persuasive Writing (E508)

Application Faculty:

Todd A. Wildermuth, toddw2@uw.edu

Keith Cohon, cohonk@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Zack Packer, packerz@uw.edu

Annabel Barnes, annabelb@uw.edu

  Selection Criteria:

Prior experience with environmental and administrative law is not required but is preferred. Preference in this Clinic will be given to students who have taken the recommended courses, who have shown an interest in environmental or administrative law through work experience or externships, or who offer a strong connection between the Clinic and their career goals. All slots will be filled by application.

In addition to the application, submission of a current résumé is recommended.

Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic (E554)
Currently, this clinic is not being offered during the 2022-23 academic year.
Tools for Social Change: Race and Justice Clinic (E530) Currently, this clinic is not being offered during the 2022-23 academic year.
Tribal Court Clinic (E529) 4-4-4
Full year req'd - no partial credit
16 JD
2 MSW
2 MJ, LLM
2Ls, 3Ls

Required: Pre- or Corequisite: Evidence (B503), Criminal Procedure (B515) **

** May enroll concurrent with clinic enrollment

Recommended: Trial Advocacy I (B520), American Indian Law, Professional Resp.

3Ls by lottery; 2Ls by Application (written commitment to 3 quarters is required of all students except LLM/MJ special admission, concurrent employment is not allowed).
ALL STUDENTS MUST STATE A CRIMINAL OR YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE PREFERENCE.
Faculty:

Brenda Williams, brenda3@uw.edu

Stacey Lara, slara@uw.edu

 

Selection Criteria:
(Open to 2Ls & 3Ls; applications required of 2Ls and LLM/MJ students seeking special admission for fewer credits)
No concurrent employment with outside entity allowed for students enrolled in the Tribal Clinic.

Acceptance into the clinic will be based on the following priority categories:

1st priority -- 3Ls with no prior clinic experience who select TCPDC as their first clinic choice on the online Clinic Requests Form. The TCC will admit all 3L applicants who are in this category up to the maximum enrollment. If 1st Priority applicants exceed the total enrollment space, all slots will be filled with 1st priority applicants by lottery.

2nd priority -- 2Ls who select TCC as their first clinic choice on the online Clinic Requests Form--selection will be based on space available. Historically, more 2Ls have applied than there are spaces available. Therefore, selections and waiting lists will be based on responses to the questions in the TCC application form and a mandatory student resume.

Up to 8 admitted students in the Tribal Clinic will work exclusively on Criminal Cases at the Tulalip Tribal Court, up to 8 admitted students will work on Youth in Need of Care - Dependency cases representing parents and possibly children in the Muckleshoot Tribal Court. MSW admitted on criminal track only. LLM/MJ admitted to either track by application only.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in all three quarters is required and all students will be required to acknowledge in writing that they will participate in all three quarters of the Clinic or be ineligible to receive any credit for Fall and Winter quarters (except LLM/MJ special admissions).

In addition to the application, submission of a current résumé is required. Letters will be considered, with particular attention to those articulating an interest or passion for court appointed legal advocacy.

Workers' Rights Clinic (B528) 0-5-4
(Spring Semester - Seattle U Schedule)
2 2Ls & 3Ls Recommended: Labor Law, Employment Law, Employment Discriminiation, Professional Responsibility

NOTE: All sessions held at Seattle U. or Fair Work Center; students must meet conflict of interest rules.
Application Faculty:

Liz Ford, forde@seattleu.edu


** May enroll concurrent with clinic enrollment

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