First Class is Monday, January 7, from 3:00 to 4:50 Attendance at the first class is mandatory. Readings will be placed in your mail folder before class. Also see readings schedule below.
Each student must schedule a 30 minute meeting with the clinic faculty during the first week of classes. Link to the google-docs sign-up sheet here: http://tinyurl.com/First-Week-Meeting-Sign-up
All the course readings and forms are contained in the Clinic Binder, which you will receive at the first class. First class readings will be placed in your mail folder.
Note that because we need to start case assignments in the second week of the semester, Drop/Add for clinics ends on Friday, January 11. If you have any thoughts of dropping the clinic, please speak with Carolyn McAllaster as soon as possible.
Out of Class Activities:
First Week of Classes
- Introductory meeting with Carolyn, Allison & Hannah (see above) -- sign-up is on Google docs - follow this link to sign up
- Office hours and meetings sign-up: On Google docs . Follow this link to sign up
- Office Tour/Orientation: Our assistance, Sandra Pettiford, will be giving tours and orienting you to the clinic office. Sign up for a time during the first week of classes by emailing Sandra or stopping by her desk at the entrance fo the clinic.
- State Bar Form - must be submitted by Friday at noon. To complete the form, you must first read:
Schedule -- please provide your schedule here
- North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct:
- North Carolina Rules Governing Practical Training of Law Students
- North Carolina Rules of Professional Rules Handbook 2011 -- contains the two documents above. (You don't need to read this entire handbook, just the above, which you will have to certify you've read)
Second Week of Classes:
- Computer/Case Management Software Training: You will need to sign up for a 1.5 hour session to be trained in the clinic case management software, Time Matters. Trainings will be held in the clinic pods. You will receive a computer code sheet at the training. We'll email you about scheduling.
- Clinic Intensive: Friday, January 18, 8:45 - 5:00. This session is mandatory. We will provide a light breakfast as well as lunch. The day will conclude with a visit to the Duke Infectious Diseases Clinic.
- Road trips provide students with the opportunity to meet with clients in areas outside of the Triangle. Students always feel that these trips are a high point of the semester. The trips are a great way to help you quickly gain confidence and experience. All travel and client time is counted toward your clinic hours. For each trip, one of the Supervising Attorneys takes a group of about 3-8 students to interview new clients and to prepare and execute advance directives such as a Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, Standby Guardianship Designation. We also do intakes for Wills. We encourage you to sign up for at least one road trip during the semester.
- February 8, 2013 - ALFA -- Fairgrove Primary Health, Hickory NC
- February 15, 2013 - Triad Health Project in Greensboro, NC
- February 22, 2012 - Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
Unless otherwise specified, readings are from the Clinic Binder
Journals are due every other Monday. Due dates:
1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/25, 4/8
Final journal due before end of semester