Course Information & Requirements
This is a year-long (two semester) clinic, awarded 4 credits each semester. There is orientation session at the beginning of the Fall semester. Students will be expected to spend an average of at least 12 hours per week on clinic-related work (including the seminar). In addition to attending the weekly two-hour seminar, students are required to schedule five hours per week for regular office hours in the clinic’s office downtown (located very close to campus). Other work on behalf of the clinic’s clients can often be done on the student's own time, including weekends or evenings, if preferred. Occasionally, though very infrequently, the clinic’s cases require travel to Atlanta for administrative proceedings.
There are no prerequisites. However, students with prior experience or course work in health care or health law, immigration law, family law, employment law, housing law, trial advocacy, evidence, disability law, benefits law, criminal law, or other poverty law courses are encouraged to apply, as are students with foreign language skills. Rising 2Ls and 3Ls are permitted to apply.