Eligibility, Prerequisites and Scheduling Information for 2021-2022

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Clinic Credits
(Fall-Winter-Spring)
Students Eligibility Prerequisites &
Recommended Courses
(recommended in italics)
Selection
Basis
Director/Student Contacts
Entrepreneurial Law (E523)
3-3-3
Full year req'd
8 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: IP Survey (P567) OR IP Law Core (P501) OR any two IP Law Foundational Courses — Patent Law (P508), Copyright Law (P507) & Trademark & Trade Secrets Law (P502); or

Tax Track: Advising Privately-Owned Businesses (T525) OR Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (T501) OR Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (T511) OR Exempt Organizations (T512) OR Taxation of S Corporations (T518).

Recommended for all: Professional Resp. (B510)

Application Faculty:

Prof. Jennifer Fan, jsfan@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Rebecca Paley-Williams (Corporate) rpaleyw@uw.edu

Byron Greene (IP/Trademark/Patents) bgree@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: IP Survey (P567) OR IP Law Core (P501) OR 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: Advising Privately-Owned Businesses (T525) OR Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders (T501) OR Taxation of Partners and Partnerships (T511) OR Taxation of S Corporations (T518) OR Exempt Organizations (T512)

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:

Becky Gula (rgula@uw.edu)

Nate Clos (Nmclose4@uw.edu)  

Immigration Law (B531)
4-4-4
Three quarters req'd
6-8 2Ls, 3Ls Required: Pre- or Corequisite: Immigration Law (A577)**

** May enroll concurrent with clinic enrollment

Recommended: Trial Advocacy, Evidence, Professional Resp.

Application Faculty:

TBD

  Selection Criteria:

Students in this year-long Clinic will represent people in immigration cases in administrative hearings before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and adversarial removal hearings at the Immigration Court, principally at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. We may also have cases in Federal District Court or the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Clinic’s goal is to give students the opportunity to be "first-chair" counsel, under the Clinic Director’s supervision, usually working in teams of two to three. The clinic prioritizes representing detained persons, who may be applying for asylum or other forms of relief from deportation before an Immigration Judge. That said, given USCIS and Court scheduling, and the academic calendar, students may work on a variety of different types of cases, including applications for citizenship, residency, or possibly appeals of removal orders.

Even if you are not planning a career in the field of immigration law, do not hesitate to apply for the Clinic. In the Clinic you will develop a variety of professional skills, including client interviewing, fact investigation, specialized legal research, writing declarations and briefs, direct and cross examinations, and presenting opening and closing statements, while representing clients.

The criteria and priorities for filling Clinic slots are:

  1. Students who have taken Immigration Law (A577) or are registered for the course winter quarter 2019
  2. Students who rank the Immigration Clinic their #1 in priority on their online "Clinic Request" form during preregistration;
  3. Students with interest or experience in immigration law, or a desire to practice immigration law;
  4. 3Ls who have not taken a clinic;
  5. Language skills, as needed for any current clients.

In addition to the application, submission of a current résumé is required. The Clinic Director may also interview the applicants.

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. Application Faculty:

Christine Cimini, ccimini@uw.edu

Alan Kirtley, kirtley@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Scott Gutierrez, sgutz@uw.edu

Alex Bartos-O’Neill, aebo@uw.edu

Patricia Schultheis, schultp5@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 twelve 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) 0-2-1
(Spring Semester - Seattle U Schedule)
2 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.Ms Required: Individual Income Tax (A530); Tax-Exempt Organizations (T512)** OR Law of Nonprofit Organizations (E514)** OR 4 hr. workshop**

NOTE: sessions held at Seattle U.; students must meet conflicts of interest rules
Application Instructor:

Peter Smith, peter@apexlg.com

Student Contact:

Jane Pryjmak, jane@invigorlaw.com

Seattle University, R. A. Peterson Law Ctr.

 

Submission of a current résumé is optional.

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:

Kayla ‘Auli’ilani Ganir, ganirk@uw.edu

Celeste Ajayi, cajayi@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)
4-4-4
(Credit load can be adjusted with instructor approval)
18 (approximately) 2Ls
3Ls,
LL.M.s
Recommended: Admin Law (A509), Law & Econ (A561), Legislative Externship (B535), Legislation (E555), Local Government Law (A563) Application Faculty:

William Covington, covinw@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Dylan Harlow, harlowd@uw.edu

  Selection Criteria:

The Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic enrolls approximately 18 students per academic year (please be aware that for purposes of continuity in policy making, selected students are strongly urged to participate in the clinic for all three quarters). If J.D. student applications exceed available slots, preference is given to third year students and the remaining slots will be filled by lottery. To be considered for the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic, all students must answer the questions on the application form. Face-to-face or telephone interviews with applicants may be held.

Submission of a current résumé is optional.

Tools for Social Change: Race and Justice Clinic (E530) 4-4-4*
8 Section A 2Ls, 3Ls

Recommended: Critical Race Theory, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy

Application Faculty:

Kimberly Ambrose, kambrose@uw.edu

Student Contacts:

Christian Santana santanac@uw.edu

Cristina Rodriguez cris2710@uw.edu

Christine McFadden cmcfad@uw.edu

  Selection Criteria:

This clinic will develop and require creativity and a broad array of skills— so diversity of thought and perspectives will be sought. Apply if you are interested in exploring different types of practice, from direct representation to policy, particularly in education, juvenile justice, and criminal legal systems. Students will continue to engage with community partners to seek reform, will represent individuals in post-conviction proceedings who are subject to extreme sentences for offenses committed when they were youth; they may represent individuals who seek clemency or commutation, or relief from the collateral consequences of juvenile and adult convictions. Students may also represent students in school discipline proceedings.

Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas and to participate in case and project selection as we seek ways to use the law to achieve racial justice. 3L’s will be able to represent clients in court; 2Ls may be able to appear in non-court proceedings (e.g. school discipline, early release matters). Preference is given to students who have taken the recommended courses and who have an interest and commitment to using the law to further social change.

Submission of a current résumé is optional.

Tribal Court Clinic (E529) 4-4-4
Full year req'd - no partial credit
22
(11 CRIMINAL FOCUS , 11 YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE - DEPENDENCY FOCUS)
2Ls, 3Ls

Required: Pre- or Corequisite: Evidence (B503), Criminal Procedure (B505) **

** 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). 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)

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 11 admitted students in the Tribal Clinic will work exclusively on Criminal Cases at the Tulalip Tribal Court, up to 11 admitted students will work on Youth in Need of Care - Dependency cases representing parents and possibly children in the Muckleshoot Tribal Court. IF SPACE ALLOWS, STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE COMBINED CRIMINAL/YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE - DEPENDENCY OPTION MUST SPECIFICALLY STATE THIS INTEREST IN THEIR APPLICATION.

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.

 

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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