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Community Lawyering

This course takes a practical approach to understanding community-based lawyering. Students will work (for an approximate total of 50 hours in the semester) on projects with community organizations. Their work may entail doing research, creating fact sheets and manuals, conducting "know your rights" presentations in the community, helping to craft the message of a campaign, writing press releases, and strategizing with community members on how to identify and resolve particular issues. In addition to their fieldwork, every week, students will be assigned readings relating to course topics, such as organizing and different theories of change, the tools and strategies of lawyers, and the history of lawyers working with different communities. We will have discussions based on the assigned readings, and guest speakers will join us throughout the semester.


Catalog Number: LITARB 683


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Community Lawyering
Faculty: Llorente, Monica
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 6



Fall 2012
Title: Community Lawyering
Faculty: Llorente, Monica
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 6



Fall 2011
Title: Community Lawyering
Faculty: Llorente, Monica
Section: 1     Type: General     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 4