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LAW 0784: Sheller Center for Social Justice: Justice Lab Clinic
Fall 2017 • Section S21

Course Description

Justice Lab students represent client organizations (community groups, nonprofits, and governmental agencies) in a range of systemic advocacy matters. Students develop and advance policy campaigns, design legal services and access to justice programs, draft legislation and provide legislative advocacy tools, and act as legal problem solvers. Through this social justice advocacy, students find creative solutions to legal problems, reflect on the complex social and political aspects of the law, and develop strengths in interviewing, research and information gathering, policy, legislative, and strategic analysis, written and oral advocacy, collaboration, project management, professional ethics, negotiation, and media advocacy.


Schedule To Be Announced

Additional Time Requirements

Students will meet regularly with their faculty supervisor, colleagues, clients, and community members and are expected to devote time in addition to the weekly seminar component.Note: students enrolled in this clinical must take Law 5052 (Justice Law Seminar)

Course Details

  • Colleen Shanahan
Credit Hours

4 Credits



Course Type
  • Internal Clinic
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills

Registration Info

Registration Notes

Applications will be taken for this Internal Clinic. Students will also be automatically enrolled in the Justice Lab Seminar for 2 credits.The seminar meets on Wednesdays 1:10 to 3 pm. Students will arrange a time for team and advocacy project meetings around their schedules. NOTE: During academic year 2017-18, this clinic will only be offered in Spring.

Book List/Materials

No book purchases are required or recommended for this course.