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Fall 2020
5420 Civil Practice Clinic I - HEPPARD/MCMANUS- 11966

Professor(s): Janet Heppard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: Students will represent clients in the following civil practice areas: family (including domestic violence, divorce and custody), probate, guardianships, bankruptcy and landlord/tenant. Representation will include court/trial appearances, mediation, negotiation, document drafting and case investigation.

Students must apply to the Clinic by submitting the online application at

Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you’re accepted, the Clinic Program Manager will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.

The Civil Practice Clinic has a classroom component that meets for 3.0 hours a week over the course of the semester.

Students must work in the Clinic 50 hours per course credit hour.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 11

Accepted students must attend a mandatory 2 ½ day orientation held from Wednesday to Friday before the first day of school. A Clinic student group picture will be taken during orientation. Students will receive a separate email with additional information.

Prerequisites: Yes  - Completion of 45 hours. Good Academic Standing.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: