Fall 2011 Class Descriptions
As of 9/15/2014 4:12:16 AM
Urban Comm Clinic Seminar
The Clinic provides transactional legal assistance to community-based organizations and underserved small businesses in Detroit and the surrounding area.
Students assume primary responsibility for all matters affecting your clients under close faculty supervision. You will work in teams, most often with one other student. The team will meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis.
You will be responsible for interviewing and counseling clients; planning your cases; researching issues; drafting correspondence, memos and legal documents; and managing relationships with your clients and others. You will identify the legal issues; research them; consider different alternatives; negotiate agreements; and implement client decisions. Each student team will work on several client matters throughout the semester. You will learn various substantive areas of law, working mostly in corporate, tax, real estate, intellectual property, municipal and employment law.
The seminar meets twice a week to discuss our work, lawyering skills and issues facing the community and the region.