Course Details

Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation

EVICTION DEFENSE AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CLINIC Students in the EDUC Clinic, previously the Civil Litigation Clinic, will assist low-income clients in eviction and unemployment compensation cases. Tenant matters occur in both the circuit court and administrative proceedings. Students will be assigned primary responsibility for their cases including interviewing clients and witnesses, engaging in fact investigation, developing case strategy, engaging in written and oral discovery, and preparing pre-trial motions. When necessary and if consistent with school policy, students with 711 licenses may conduct trials and hearings. Additionally, students will work with Legal Aid Chicago on unemployment compensation appeals. Students will complete intake interviews of claimants denied UC benefits and represent claimants at telephonic hearings before administrative law judges. Students may do UC hearings without a 711 license.

Catalog Number: LITARB 705
Practice Areas: Administrative Law & GovtCivil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionCommercial Practice AreaLegal Skills DevelopmentProperty Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Spring 2021
Title: Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2020
Title: Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Spring 2020
Title: Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Elson, John S. (courses | profile)
Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 12

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 12

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Elson, John S. (courses | profile)
Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 6

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Spring 2018
Title: Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Elson, John S. (courses | profile)
Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 7

Fall 2017
Title: Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation
Faculty: Mikva, Laurie (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8