Carolina Health Advocacy Medicolegal Partnership Clinic   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 741 - Carolina Health Advocacy Medicolegal Partnership Clinic

Credits: 6

The CHAMPS Clinic is a collaboration of the School of Law, the USC School of Medicine, Palmetto Health, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, and South Carolina Legal Services.  It will provide students with the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary learning and community engagement in the context of live-client legal cases.  More specifically, students will take legal cases on behalf of low income families referred from Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group.  These cases will address the social-determinants of clients' health.  The law students will work collaboratively on these legal cases with doctors, social workers and other health professionals.  In addition to case work, the course will have a seminar component during which students will learn the doctrine, theory, lawyering skills, and policy relevant to their case work.  The seminar will also provide the students opportunities to lead discussions about case-related issues and solicit feedback from colleagues on those issues. 

Corequisites: Problems in Professional Responsibility

Prerequisites: Evidence and Professional Responsibility or Problems in Professional Responsibility

Note: This course satisfies the professional skills graduation requirement.

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

Basis of Grade: Students will be graded on
• Case work, including professional habits and the development of lawyering skills and identity
• Reflection essays
• Interdisciplinary collaboration

Form of Grade: Letter