Clinic: COVID-Response (4033)
Students in this clinic will work under the direct supervision of members of the clinic faculty on cases referred from legal services organizations to address the legal needs of indigent clients created by the public health, social, and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Areas of legal need are anticipated to include access to unemployment, social security, and other COVID-related benefits, employee rights, advance planning for eviction defense and other housing remedies, and petitions for medical release from confinement. In addition to learning basic poverty law, students in this clinic will develop skills for using technology to remote representation. A classroom component will meet synchronously but remotely once a week to address common issues of substantive law, procedure, and client representation. Students will have additional remote meetings with the faculty members supervising their cases.