417 Advanced Children's Law Clinic

This two or three credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Supervisors will work with advanced students to develop an advanced experience that meets the interests of both the students and needs of the clinic. Students enrolled in advanced clinical studies are required to participate fully in the case work and/or policy portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 100 hours (2 credits), 125 hours (3 credits) or 150 hours (4 credits) of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions. A classroom component is available for students using advanced clinic to satisfy their experiential learning requirement.

Enrollment Pre-/Co- Requisite Information

Any ethics course (Law 237, Law 238, Law 239, Law 317, or Law 539)

Course Areas of Practice
Evaluation Methods
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Degree Requirements
Course Type
  • Clinic
Learning Outcomes
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession

Fall 2021

2021
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.01 3
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Crystal Grant, Peggy Nicholson

This two or three credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Supervisors will work with advanced students to develop an advanced experience that meets the interests of both the students and needs of the clinic. Students enrolled in advanced clinical studies are required to participate fully in the case work and/or policy portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 100 hours (2 credits), 125 hours (3 credits) or 150 hours (4 credits) of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions. A classroom component is available for students using advanced clinic to satisfy their experiential learning requirement.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2021

2021
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.01 3
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Crystal Grant, Peggy Nicholson

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Children's Law Clinic
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Fall 2020

2020
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.01 3
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Crystal Grant, Peggy Nicholson

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Children's Law Clinic
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2020

2020
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.02 3
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Crystal Grant, Jane R. Wettach, Peggy Nicholson

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Children's Law Clinic
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2019

2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.02 3
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Crystal Grant, Jane R. Wettach TBD

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Children's Law Clinic
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Fall 2018

2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.01 3
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Jane R. Wettach, Crystal Grant TBD

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Children's Law Clinic
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2018

2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.02 3
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Practical exercises
Brenda Berlin, Jane R. Wettach N/A

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Children's Law Clinic
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2017

2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.02 3
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
Jane R. Wettach, Brenda Berlin TBD TBD

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Children's Law Clinic
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2016

2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

417.01 3 Jane R. Wettach

This three-credit course is available to students who have participated in one semester in the Children's Law Clinic, and wish to participate for a second semester. Students may enroll only with approval of the Director of the Clinic. Placements may be available in the event that the clinic is not fully enrolled with first-time participants, and in exceptional situations, when the clinic director determines it would be in the best interest of the clinic to make an exception to the usual maximum enrollment. Students enrolled in Advanced Clinical Studies are required to participate fully in the case work portion of the clinic, performing a minimum of 125 hours of client representation work, but will not be required to attend the class sessions.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.