Law 541 - Problem Solving in the Public Interest

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

G. Blasi S. Cummings I. Eagly J. Nanda V. Narro J. Schwartz


General Course Description:

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 we explore social problems from number of different perspectives, highlighting the many different ways of solving problems of the sort public interest lawyers confront. The seminar covers questions of how public interest problems come to be framed; how clients, lawyers, and their allies think about problem-solving strategies; and how public interest lawyers use different modes of advocacy to address problems. Students in this seminar will complete an individual or group paper project that addresses a real world problem and incorporates the modes of advocacy studied in the course. Enrollment in this seminar is limited to students enrolled in the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ingrid Eagly 16F 541 SEM 1 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Per instructor's discretion
  Law 541 is limited to students in PILP. Enrollment process by the Records Office.
Victor Narro 16F 541 SEM 2 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Per instructor's discretion
  Law 541 is limited to students in PILP. Enrollment processed by Records Office.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Scott Cummings 14F 541 SEM 1 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Per instructor's discretion
  Law 541 is limited to students in PILP. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.
Scott Cummings 15F 541 SEM 1 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Per instructor's discretion
  Law 541 is limited to students in PILP. Enrollment process by the Records Office.
Joanna Schwartz 15F 541 SEM 2 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Per instructor's discretion
  Law 541 is limited to students in PILP. Enrollment processed by Records Office.