Education Rights Clinic   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 751 - Education Rights Clinic

Credits: 6

The Special Education Clinic helps special-needs children and their families get access to equal educational opportunity.  The clinic handles legal issues ranging from disability eligibility and entitlement to services, to developing adequate Individualized Education Programs and discipline matters.  Law students will begin to develop a variety of legal skills including: interviewing clients, fact investigation, legal research and analysis, case strategy, negotiations, as well as participate in mediation and possibly litigation proceedings.

Prerequisites: Evidence and Professional Responsibility (can be taken as a co-requisite)

Note: Students must be in their third year and must be eligible for certification under the Student Practice Rule (Rule 401). Students must apply through the clinic lottery process. See specific instructions and forms for Lottery registration in the preregistration materials. This course satisfies the skills course graduation requirement and Children's Law Concentration requirement.

For first year students entering Fall 2016, this course satisfies the experiential course graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Performance on casework, class exercises and participation

Form of Grade: Letter