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Fall 2010 Class Descriptions

As of 6/21/2018 5:52:55 AM

Pov Law in Med Leg Collab

Poverty Law in a Medical Legal Collaborative

Poverty Law in a Medical Legal Collaborative offers students the opportunity to work on poverty law issues in an innovative collaboration with health providers to offer holistic care and effective advocacy for low-income clients. The Clinic provides a range of services for patients from four health care settings that ? together ? extend the reach of advocacy to low-income families most in need of legal assistance, including immigrant and Limited English Proficient (primarily Spanish-speaking) families. Casework includes domestic violence and family law, Special Education, public benefits, low-income housing and consumer law. Students will learn a range of advocacy skills, from preventive legal advocacy (focusing on identifying issues at an early stage and on developing creative, multidisciplinary approaches to addressing them) to more traditional litigation skills in both administrative and trial court settings. For more information contact Anne Schroth (

4.00 hours