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Spring 2015
5419 Consumer Law Clinic - MCELVANEY- 12418

Professor(s): Richard McElvaney (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: ARRANGED  Location:  

Course Outline: This course is a practical course involving representing actual clients with their legal issues. You will be working on cases filed in Justice, County, and District courts. Most of your cases will relate directly to consumer law, including landlord and tenant law, real estate issues, deceptive trade practices, debt collection, bankruptcy, negotiation strategies, and lease drafting. After completing this course, students will have the necessary legal and practical knowledge to represent consumers effectively upon starting to practice law.

Regular participation in the clinic is required! You must work 60 hours per course credit hour. There is a weekly staff meeting class that last approximately 1 ½ hours. The time of the class will be determined after I receive all of the clinic students’ schedules.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   Quota = 4 - This course is graded.

Accepted students must attend the Clinic Orientation held on Wednesday, January 14. A Clinic student group picture will be taken on Wednesday. Students will receive a separate email with additional information.

Prerequisites:  Good academic standing.

First Day Assignments: Bring completed Third Year Bar Card application, $15 check made out to “State Bar of Texas’, a listing and times of your other classes (and time you are otherwise unavailable to meet), as well as your proposed clinic work hour schedule.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Course Materials (11/11/2014 2:18:54 PM)

Special Case

All books required for the Consumer Law Clinic are provided