5420 Civil Practice Clinic I - HEPPARD/MCMANUS/KRASNY- 11300
Judge Janet Heppard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Fred Krasny (SPECIAL FACULTY)
Diane McManus (OTHER FACULTY)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Time: 4:00p-5:30p TTH Location: 4 BLB
Course Outline: Students will represent clients in the following civil practice areas: family (including domestic violence, divorce and custody), probate, guardianships, bankruptcy and landlord/tenant. Representation will include court/trial appearances, mediation, negotiation, document drafting and case investigation.
Students must apply to the Clinic by submitting the online application at https://uhlc.wufoo.com/forms/m1263f5v0xj9tln/.
Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you’re accepted, the Clinic Program Manager will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.
The Civil Practice Clinic has a classroom component that meets for 3.0 hours a week over the course of the semester.
Students must work in the Clinic 50 hours per course credit hour.
Course Notes: Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course. You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course. In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.
Accepted students must attend a mandatory 2 ½ day orientation held from Wednesday to Friday before the first day of school. A Clinic student group picture will be taken during orientation. Students will receive a separate email with additional information.
Prerequisites: Yes - Completion of 45 hours. Good Academic Standing.
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Final Exam Schedule:
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: clinic
Bar Course: No
DistanceEd ABA 306:
Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)
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