Public Interest Law

This course examines ways in which the United States Constitution (a) distributes power among the various units of government in the American political system, and (b) limits the exercise of those...

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The First Year Epstein Program Workshop is designed to provide students with an overview of public interest practice. Through readings, guest speakers, and class discussion, students gain familiarity...

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K. Stone

This course will focus on the federal law governing relations between private-sector employers and workers acting collectively through unions. We will study union organizing, collective bargaining...

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S. Ames S. Kaplan

What this course is. This course surveys American employment law, with an emphasis on California law. We will not take a chronological, cradle to grave (i.e., hiring to firing) approach. Instead, we...

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J. Glater

For more than a century, law and the legal system have played a major role in the shaping of public education in the United States. Repeatedly in that history lawmakers, teachers, students and their...

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J. Glater C. Peña

Disability Law is a survey course providing an introduction to areas of domestic law and policy that address the rights, needs, and treatment of persons with disabilities. The course focuses on...

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N. Zatz

This course surveys government programs that provide direct assistance to economically vulnerable people in the United States. These include means-tested programs targeted at low-income households...

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T. Bryant J. Horwitz

The nonprofit sector is a vibrant part of our economy, providing multiple types of paid employment opportunities, including legal work in for-profit organizations that have associated charitable...

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F. Olsen

As dissent becomes criminalized and activity that has previously been considered legitimate dissent can land one in jail, the distinction between exercising freedom of speech and engaging in civil...

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K. Stone

Requirements: four brief response papers and one research paper This seminar will will look at the changing nature of the employment relationship and its implications for labor and employment...

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This seminar revisits the foundations of American Property law by examining its precepts and some seminal cases in the contexts of conquest and gentrification. More specifically, it explores the...

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R. Sander

A growing body of evidence suggests that high levels of housing segregation in the U.S. are the root cause of persistent black/white gaps in mortality, employment, cognitive skills and general...

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N. Zatz

Low-wage work is widely seen as both the cause of poverty in the United States and the solution to it and other social ills. It is structured by a changing labor market, a globalizing economy,...

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G. Blasi S. Cummings I. Eagly V. Narro J. Schwartz R. Sears

This seminar focuses on public interest lawyering through a close analysis of case studies and the discussion of recurring issues in public interest practice. In this course, students explore social...

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D. Marcus

This course will introduce students to the procedural regulation of impact litigation brought in the public interest. Public interest litigation regularly raises a number of complex procedural...

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J. Kohli V. Narro

“So what is our role as lawyers? How can we make transformative work—both in our profession and our communities—real? I do not know the answers to these difficult questions. I do not even know if...

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L. Bocarsly

The Real Estate Law Clinic offers students practical, hands-on training and experience working on live and simulated real estate transactions involving the development and finance of affordable...

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J. Nishimoto S. Patel

The Poverty, Homelessness, and Criminalization Clinic provides an exciting remote-only live-client opportunity to engage in critical legal services, litigation, and policy advocacy during the...

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S. Cummings D. Smith

Community economic development (CED) has emerged over the past quarter century as a important strategy for redressing urban poverty. The main programmatic goal of CED—advanced primarily by...

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What is juvenile justice? How and why do we define “youth” and “youth at risk?” How are juveniles profiled? What happens when juveniles enter “the system?” What is the role of a prosecutor,...

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As union density in the United States has been eviscerated and the workforce has shifted from manufacturing to service sector employment, workers in all segments—but especially and disproportionately...

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D. Babbe

This course will explore how governmental and private litigants use California’s Unfair Competition Law (California Business and Professions Code Sections 17200, et seq.) as a tool to effectuate...

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I. Eagly

Representation on bond hearings is a critical need in the immigrant community. Without representation at their bond hearings, individuals can remain detained—sometimes for years—while their cases are...

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G. López

This Seminar will immerse students in “rebellious lawyering” – the name given both to a particular vision of problem solving practiced by growing numbers of lawyers and to the broad movement...

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R. Sander

Lawyers’ advocacy for their clients and the public good often goes beyond direct representation of clients and involves critically evaluating and promoting better public policy and law through a wide...

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C. Peña A. Virani

Restorative Justice (RJ) is a true alternative to the criminal and juvenile justice systems. It requires a paradigm shift from thinking about crime as ‘a breaking of the law’ to thinking about crime...

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