854 Clinical Program, Spring 2011 to Fall 2016

Categories: Law Practice Skills Criminal Law Appellate Practice

Consumer Law

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Orr, Sarah

This course is open only to students enrolled in the Consumer Law Clinic, by instructor's consent.

Summer Learning Objectives:

1a. Students will be able to identify, understand, and apply substantive and procedural consumer protection laws including state and federal statutes and regulations.

2a. Students will be able to gather and analyze examine facts, distinguish the legal and non-legal issues, research the issues and prioritize the issues in a verbal report or written memo.

2b. Students will be able to predict (i.e., hypothesize and visualize) how clients will handle various options and how opposing parties will respond to those actions.

2c. Students will be able to evaluate the various options available to clients, estimate the pros and cons, explain these to the client, and recommend a course(s) of action.

3a. Students will be able to create their own personal definition of what it means to be a legal professional, incorporating the rules of professional conduct and their personal values.

4a. Students will be able to competently conduct an initial client interview.

Fall Learning Objectives

1a. Students will be able to identify, understand, and apply substantive and procedural consumer protection laws, including state and federal statutes and regulations.

2a. Students will be able to gather and analyze examine facts, distinguish the legal and non-legal issues, research the issues and prioritize the issues in a verbal report or written memo.

2b. Students will be able to predict (i.e., hypothesize and visualize) how clients will handle various options and how opposing parties will respond to those actions.

2c. Students will be able to evaluate the various options available to clients, estimate the pros and cons, explain these to the client, and recommend a course(s) of action.

3a. Students will be able to develop and refine their own personal definition of what it means to be a legal professional, incorporating the rules of professional conduct and their personal values.

4a. Students will be able to competently and ethically interview and counsel clients.


Formative Assessment:

In classroom discussions and in response to drafts of written assignments I will give feedback regarding the students’ efforts towards achieving the above learning outcomes. (direct assessment)

I will ask clients and opposing counsel about their assessment of the students’ work. (indirect assessment)

Summative Assessment:

At the end of the term, the student will conduct a self-evaluation and I will conduct a review of his or her portfolio of work including written work product, and participation in the work of the clinic and individual progress over time.

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Consumer Law Clinic

Course Page for Spring 2016 - Orr, Sarah

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Crim. Appeals Project

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Pray, John

This is the clinical work component of a clinical offering of the Frank J. Remington Center. Students in the project work under clinical faculty supervision on cases appointed by the State Public Defender providing representation to criminal defendants on direct appeal of their convictions and sentences. Along with work on actual cases, the project includes a classroom component in which students study the appeals process, client-centered representation, and persuasive advocacy. Students must commit to continue in the Spring for at least 3 credits. The Spring portion is separately listed as "Appellate Advocacy II."

Students are required to concurrently enroll in Law 860, the classroom component of the Criminal Appeals Project.

Learning Objectives for this Class

This is a class about the criminal appeals process. It is a two semester course. At the end of the first semester, you will know a great deal about the beginning stages of an appeal. At the end of the term you each should understand:

• How the criminal appeals process is initiated, and the steps that must be taken to perfect an appeal.
• How to conduct an initial in-person interview with real clients.
• How to digest the court record, trial attorney file, and transcripts of hearing into a comprehensive chronological document.
• How to identify possible issues for appeal.
• How to solicit ideas from your client regarding the appeal.
• How to communicate with your client about the issues that have merit, and the issues that do not have merit.
• How to communicate with the trial attorney, including soliciting ideas for appeal, and raising possible claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.
• How to draft a postconviction motion.

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Criminal Appeals Project

Course Page for Spring 2016 - Pray, John

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Defense Project

Department of Justice

Course Page for Spring 2016 - Gendreau, Chad , Peacock, Ann

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Disability Rights Wisconsin

Course Page for Spring 2016 - Kerschensteiner, Kristin

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Disability Rights Wisconsin Externship

Course Page for Fall 2015 - Kerschensteiner, Kristin

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Domestic Violence

Course Page for Spring 2016 - Meuer, Teresa

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Domestic Violence & Immigration

Course Page for Summer 2012 3-Week Session - Frazier, Rosa

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Domestic Violence & Immigration Clinic

Course Page for Fall 2012 - Frazier, Rosa

DVIC provides humanitarian relief legal services pro bono to victims of violence or persecution. Registration is by permission only after an application process.

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Domestic Violence (Externship)

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Meuer, Teresa

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Domestic Violence Externship

Course Page for Fall 2015 - Meuer, Teresa

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Domestic Violence Immigration Clinic

Course Page for Spring 2013 - Frazier, Rosa

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FCAP: Domestic Violence & Immigration

Course Page for Summer 2011 10-Week Session - Frazier, Rosa

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Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP)

Course Page for Summer 2011 10-Week Session - Mansfield, Marsha

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Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP)/ Family Court Clinic (FCC)

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Mansfield, Marsha

The Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP) is a hands-on experience for law students, designed to address the challenges presented by the great numbers of unrepresented family law litigants flooding the court system. FCAP students provide assistance to these litigants in divorce, post-divorce, paternity, and restraining order matters in Dane County. Students serve as facilitators/mediators, assisting parties through the family court process. Students work at the Dane County Courthouse and at a community office on Madison’s. Students staff these offices during the day and evening hours to meet the needs and schedules of Dane County’s working poor. In addition, students represent individuals in carefully chosen family law cases. FCAP is a full year commitment, beginning each summer and continuing through the academic year. The application process occurs in November.

Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP): Immigration & Domestic Violence

Course Page for Spring 2011 - Frazier, Rosa

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Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP): Restraining Order Clinic

Course Page for Spring 2011 - Mansfield, Marsha

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Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP):Domestic Violence & Immigration Clinic

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Frazier, Rosa

DVIC provides humanitarian relief legal services pro bono to victims of violence or persecution. Registration is by permission only after an application process.

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Family Court Clinic

Course Page for Spring 2014 - Mansfield, Marsha

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Family Court Clinic (FCC)

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Mansfield, Marsha

The Family Court Clinic (FCC) is a hands-on experience for law students, designed to address the challenges presented by the great numbers of unrepresented family law litigants flooding the court system. FCC students provide assistance to these litigants in divorce, post-divorce, paternity, and restraining order matters in Dane County. Students serve as facilitators/mediators, assisting parties through the family court process. Students work at the Dane County Courthouse and at a community office on Madison’s south side. Students staff these offices during the day and evening hours to meet the needs and schedules of Dane County’s working poor. In addition, students represent individuals in carefully chosen family law cases. FCC is a full year commitment, beginning each summer and continuing through the academic year. The application process occurs in November.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES – FAMILY COURT CLINIC

1a. Students will be able to identify, understand, and apply substantive and procedural family laws and regulations as well as civil procedure laws as applied in family law cases.

2a. Students will be able to examine a set of facts, distinguish the various legal and non-legal issues, research them, and prioritize the issues in a verbal report or written memo.

2b. Students will be able to predict (i.e. hypothesize and visualize) how various options which clients could take will be handled by the client, and responded to by the opposing party.

2c. Students will be able to evaluate the various options, estimate the pros and cons, explain these, and recommend a course(s) of action that the could be taken.

3a. Students will develop and refine their own personal definition of what it means to be a professional incorporating the rules of professional conduct and their personal values.

4a. Students will be able to competently conduct an initial client interview as well as intake interviews where the students will spot issues and provide litigants with guidance, information and assistance with court forms.

Formative Assessment:

Feedback both in classroom discussions and in response to drafts of written work and assignments.

Client surveys and court feedback regarding their assessment of the students’ work. (indirect assessment)

Summative Assessment:

At the end of the term, the student will conduct a self-evaluation and I will conduct a review of their portfolio of work, i.e. all their written assignments, client work, and measures of skill and personal growth development.

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Family Law Project (FLP)

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Shear, Leslie

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Federal Appeals Project

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Stevenson, Adam

Throughout the course of the clinic and seminar, students will:
1. Develop proficiency in investigation, issue spotting, legal research and written work, including legal documents and client correspondence
2. Learn to collaborate with clients, other students, and other criminal justice system actors
3. Develop an ability to identify ethical issues in everyday practice, and respond to such issues according to the rules of professional conduct and consistent with norms or professionalism.
4. Learn federal criminal procedure and sentencing, including appellate procedure.

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Federal Appeals Project (Oxford Federal Project)

Course Page for Spring 2013 - Stevenson, Adam

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Government & Legislative Clinic

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Noonan, Kathleen

Overview: The Government and Legislative Law Clinic (GLLC) provides students with the unique opportunity to observe and participate in the many facets of governmental law, policy and the legislative process. Working under the direct supervision of clinical faculty and clients in legislative, administrative and judicial settings, students will gain first-hand experience working with government clients on legal issues with policy significance. Clients in the Spring 2011 included the Wisconsin Legislative Research Bureau, Legislative Council, Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The GLLC requires a minimum commitment of about 16 hours each week, divided between 12 hours with a client (sometimes on site), a 90-minute seminar with all clinic students and weekly one-on-one sessions with clinic faculty. Students accepted into the clinical program typically earn 4 credits but can earn more depending upon their particular client. Participation is limited to second and third-year law students.
Philosophy: GLLC seeks to provide students with hands-on experience with government and legislative clients. The clinic focuses on the development of “policy lawyering” skills, since our client assignments typically do not involve litigation but rather the development of new (or dissolution of existing) laws, regulations and/or policies. The clinic emphasizes several core themes: (1) the work of a government and legislative policy lawyer involves policy choices, which means that there is often not a “right” legal answer but many possible answers based on the criteria most important to your client (e.g., values, efficiency, cost, evidence); (2) the work of a government and legislative policy lawyer requires attention to the interests and needs of multiple constituencies (e.g., voters, agency and legislative leadership; the governor’s office, etc.,) making the question “who is your client” an interesting one to review and revisit; and (3) the work of a government and legislative policy lawyer involves constraints particular to the government context (e.g., elections; open meeting and notice rules; etc., ) which do not exist in more traditional lawyer-client relationships.

Government & Legislative Clinic (GLC)

Course Page for Spring 2016 - McBride, Erin

The Government and Legislative Clinic (GLC) is one of the Law School's newest clinical experiences. Since its inception in 2011, students have taken advantage of a large range of internship opportunities at state, local and municipal government offices. Students earn credits toward graduation in exchange for their hours each week working side-by-side with their agency's legal counsel. Students in the clinic also meet each week for a seminar class which adds context and support to their internship assignments. Seminar discussions review statutory interpretation, legislative drafting, administrative rulemaking, administrative law and the regulatory state. Students take an active role in tracking pending legislation and monitoring current events.

The GLC provides students with the unique opportunity to observe and participate in the many facets of governmental law, policy and the legislative process. Working under the direct supervision of clinical faculty and attorneys in legislative, administrative and judicial settings, students gain first-hand experience working with government agencies on legal issues with policy significance. Students have completed externships as part of the GLC in a wide variety of state and local agencies.

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Government & Legislative Law Clinic (GLLC)

Course Page for Spring 2013 - McBride, Erin


The Government and Legislative Law Clinic
(GLLC) provides students with the unique opportunity to observe and participate
in the many facets of governmental law, policy and the legislative process.
Working under the direct supervision of clinical faculty and clients in
legislative, administrative and judicial settings, students will gain
first-hand experience working with government clients on legal issues with
policy significance. Placements currently being considered for the Spring 2010
semester include the Wisconsin Legislative Research Bureau, Legislative Council,
Department of Health and the Department of Children and Families. The GLLC
requires a minimum commitment of 12 hours each week, divided between 10 hours
of work per week at a client site and a two-hour weekly seminar. Students
accepted into the clinical program earn between 3 and 6 credits depending upon
their particular placement. Participation is limited to second and third-year
law students.


 

Govt & Legis Law Clinic (GLLC)

Course Page for Fall 2012 - McBride, Erin

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Govt & Legislative Clinic

Course Page for Fall 2016 - McBride, Erin

Clinic Learning Goals:

The Government and Legislative Clinic (GLC) will provide you with a unique, hands-on opportunity to participate in the many facets of governmental law, policy creation and implementation, and the legislative and regulatory process.

Under the direct supervision of clinical faculty and on-site agency staff, you will gain rare, first-hand experience working with law and policy where your client is a legislative body or administrative agency.

Class-component Objectives and Outcomes:

The modern regulatory state touches upon nearly every aspect of our lives, including what we eat and drink, the air we breathe, the products we buy, our healthcare, employer-employee relations, business competition, financial transactions, our national security, criminal law, and much more. This seminar will strengthen your understanding of administrative law and procedures, the legal rules and principles that govern the work of the “regulatory state,” and add background and context to your externship. Throughout the semester, we will examine the legislative lawmaking processes, the implementation of statutes by administrative agencies through rulemaking and other procedures, and the role of courts in interpreting statutes and reviewing administrative action at the behest of affected private parties. In short, this course will examine the processes, purposes, efficacy and limitations of regulation through an administrative regime, rather than criminal enforcement or private law.

The specific weekly goals of the Seminar are:

1.) To introduce the materials, concepts, and tools that lawyers in government, private practice, or with a public interest organization or non-governmental organization need in a world of statutes and regulations; and

2.) To analyze and assess critically the institutions of the administrative regulatory state.

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Hayes Police Prosecution Project

Course Page for Fall 2013 - Kempinen, Ben, Scott, Michael

Summer externship with a police agency and its jurisdiction's prosecutor's office in which the student extern assists the police and prosecutors in improving the community response to a specific crime or disorder problem. Selected students conduct research on the specific problem while enrolled in Selected Problems in Policing seminar during the spring semester.

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Immigrant Justice Clinic

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Harville, Benjamin

COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES: IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CLINIC
Instructor: Benjamin Harville

General Goals for Students of the Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC)
1. Acquire a strong working knowledge of U.S. Immigration Law and Procedure.
2. Improve oral advocacy and gain courtroom experience through direct representation of noncitizen clients in Immigration Court.
3. Improve written advocacy through the filing of motions and appeal briefs to the Immigration Court and/or the Board of Immigration Appeals.
4. Gain experience working directly with clients, particularly disadvantaged and/or unpopular clients.

By the end of the 2016-2017 school year, IJC students should have a strong working knowledge of:
1. The grounds of deportability and inadmissibility laid out in Sections 212 and 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
2. The eligibility requirements for the various forms of relief from deportation, such as Asylum, Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents and Non-Permanent Residents, Adjustment of Status, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U Nonimmigrant Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Cuban Adjustment Act, and Voluntary Departure.
3. The evidentiary rules and general procedures applicable in Immigration Court.
4. The constitutional and statutory rules surrounding immigration detention, and release under supervision or pursuant to the payment of a monetary bond.
5. The contours of the “Categorical” and “Modified Categorical” analyses utilized when examining the consequences that a criminal conviction may have on a noncitizen’s immigration status or eligibility for relief from deportation.
6. The factors considered by an Immigration Judge or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services when making a “discretionary” determination.

By the end of the 2016-2017 school year, IJC students should have performed the following tasks:
1. Appeared in Immigration Court for at least one substantive hearing, such as a bond hearing or a “merits” or “individual” hearing on an application for relief from removal.
2. Completed at least one application for relief to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
3. Visited the Dodge County Detention Center and performed intakes with noncitizens detained by ICE.
4. Submitted at least one substantive appeals brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
5. Prepared clients for final hearings or USCIS interviews through repeated client interviews and consultations.

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Innocence Project

Course Page for Spring 2014 - Lichstein, Byron

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Judicial Internship

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Hadjimarkos, Sarah, Burkland, Melissa

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Labor Law

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Clauss, Carin

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Labor Law Clinical

Course Page for Spring 2014 - Clauss, Carin

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Labor Law Externship

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Heymann, Jane

Learning Objectives for Labor Law Externship:

To address a student’s desire to obtain supervised direct legal experience in the field of labor and/or employment law and to obtain feedback on his or her performance.

To help each student (i) develop the habits of a reflective practitioner who understands how to learn from experience; (ii) identify, explore and address issues of legal ethics and professional responsibility in the labor/employment law context; and (iii) build professional networks within the labor and employment law bar.

To integrate classroom and real-life experiences, allowing students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real-world setting and to better understand the day-to-day work of a lawyer who practices in the field of labor and employment law.

Law & Entrepreneurship

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Smith, Anne

The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is a two or three semester transactional course which provides students the opportunity to work with start-up businesses and entrepreneurial clients. Legal issues involve the full diversity of matters confronting nascent entrepreneurs including entity selection, intellectual property issues, contracts, and other legal issues confronting emerging businesses. L&E student attorneys are encouraged to understand the diversity of legal and business issues confronting their clients and assist in finding resources both legal and non-legal to speak to those needs. The program is housed in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.  Experienced business law and corporate attorneys provide guidance and supervision. Credits: 3 to 5(fall and spring) and 7(summer). Permission of the instructor required.  For more information see UWLE.ORG


Introduction

The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic (L&E Clinic) has three goals. Two of those goals are attuned with student learning outcomes and are set forth below with corresponding competencies under each along with a method for measurement. The third goal is for our work to have an economic impact. While that goal does not lend itself to student learning outcomes, it remains an important goal of the L&E Clinic and regularly guides and influences our strategy.

Learning Outcomes

Goal #1: To provide a challenging experiential learning opportunity that provides students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking and practical research, drafting and client management skills.

Student will demonstrate the following competencies:

• Critical thinking and judgment
o Legal analysis and reasoning
o Pragmatic problem solving
o Strategic thinking and judgment

• Service Orientation with Clients
o Responsiveness to client
o Good client rapport and relationships
o Effective planning and organization of work

• Communication
o Effective oral communication
o Effective written communication
o Effective listening

• Practice Orientation
o Commitment to self-development, including seeking out new and different opportunities
o Proactive commitment to L&E Clinic practice requirements
o Follow through on use of L&E Clinic systems and processes
o Resilience, perseverance and self-awareness
o Effective teamwork

Metric: At the end of each semester, supervising attorneys will rate students on their ability in each of the above skill areas using the Core Competency Assessment Tool. Individual ratings will be used to provide students with personalized feedback. Aggregated ratings will be shared with the group as a whole and used by the staff to measure group outcomes in each of the skill areas. Class aggregate scores on the Core Competency Framework Assessment ski areas will be 3.5 out of 5 or above.

Goal #2: To provide quality work product for the client

Students will demonstrate the following skills when working with clients:

o Effective written communication skills
o Effective oral communication skills
o Expectations were set and met or exceeded
o Thoughtful and thorough issue analysis
o Produce documents and work product that meet their goals

Metric: At the end of each engagement, the responsible student sends a Close Out Letter to the client, This Letter includes a link to a survey seeking client feedback on the above skills. Where identifiable information is provided, results will be shared with individual students. Aggregated client responses will be shared with students as a group and used by staff to measure group outcomes in these skills areas. Class aggregate Client Exit Survey scores in each skill area will be 90% Satisfactory or higher.

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Law Externship

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Heymann, Jane

Learning Objectives for Law Externship:

To integrate classroom and real-life experiences, allowing students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real-world setting and to better understand the day-to-day work of a lawyer.

To address a student’s desire to obtain supervised direct legal experience in a particular practice area and to obtain feedback on his or her performance.

To help each student (i) develop the habits of a reflective practitioner who understands how to learn from experience; (ii) identify, explore and address issues of legal ethics and professional responsibility in context; (iii) explore career interests and goals; and (iv) build professional networks.

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Mediation Clinic

Course Page for Spring 2016 - Mayes, Perri

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Midwestern Environmental Advocates Externship

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Tai, Stephanie

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Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC)

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Mitch,

More information about the Neighborhood Law Clinic is available here:

http://law.wisc.edu/eji/nlp/index.html

For further information or any questions about the program, please contact the Neighborhood Law Clinic faculty director, Mitch by email at mitch@wisc.edu

*Information about clinical credits (and other general clinical information) is available here:

http://law.wisc.edu/current/rtf/13.html

Q: Why are there are no grades listed under the Past Grade Distributions link?
A: Because the program is offered only as Pass/Fail.


Learning
Objectives:

1a. Students will be able to identify, understand, and apply substantive and procedural rental housing and employment laws.

2a. Students will be able to examine a set of facts, distinguish the various legal and non-legal issues, research them, and prioritize the issues in oral reports and written memos.

2b. Students will be able to predict (i.e. hypothesize and visualize) how the various options which clients could take might be handled by the client, and responded to by the opposing party.

2c. Students will be able to evaluate the various options, estimate the pros and cons, explain these, and recommend a course(s) of action that the could be taken.

3a. Students will be able to develop and refine their own personal definition of what it means to be a professional incorporating the rules of professional conduct and their personal values.

4a. Students will be able to competently and ethically interview and counsel clients.

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Neighborhood Law Project

Course Page for Spring 2013 - Mitch,

See section-specific descriptions for a discussion of the various clinical programs.

More information about the Neighborhood Law Project is available here:

http://law.wisc.edu/fjr/clinicals/nlp.html

For further information or any questions about the program, please contact the Neighborhood Law Project faculty director, Mitch by email at mitch@wisc.edu

*Information about clinical credits (and other general clinical information) is available here:

http://law.wisc.edu/current/rtf/13.html

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Neighborhood Law Project (NLP)

Course Page for Summer 2011 3-Week Session - Mitch,

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Neighborhood Law Project (NLP)/ Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC)

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Mitch,

More information about the Neighborhood Law Project is available here:

http://law.wisc.edu/fjr/clinicals/nlp.html

For further information or any questions about the program, please contact the Neighborhood Law Project faculty director, Mitch by email at mitch@wisc.edu

*Information about clinical credits (and other general clinical information) is available here:

http://law.wisc.edu/current/rtf/13.html

Q: Why are there are no grades listed under the Past Grade Distributions link?
A: Because the program is offered only as Pass/Fail.

Oxford Federal Project

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Stevenson, Adam

Throughout the course of the clinic, students will:

1. Develop proficiency in investigation, issue spotting, legal research and written work, including legal documents and client correspondence
2. Learn to collaborate with clients, other students, and other criminal justice system actors
3. Develop an ability to identify ethical issues in everyday practice, and respond to such issues according to the rules of professional conduct and consistent with norms or professionalism.
4. Learn federal criminal procedure and sentencing
5. Develop an ability to manage a caseload and identify and achieve client goals.

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Prosecution Project

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Kempinen, Ben

Learning Objectives – Development of the ability to:

-Work collaboratively with others on a variety of projects
- Apply the skills developed in the project preparatory classes
- Act professionally in their daily work, including but not limited demonstrating integrity, punctuality, dependability, and thoroughness
- Independently complete focused research projects in a timely manner
- Prepare and respond to pretrial motions
- Understand file keeping practices and maintain accurate and thorough file entries
- Prepare and effectively represent the state in a range of contested court hearings
- Prepare to represent the prosecution on bench or jury trials

Assessment Strategies:

- Orientation of new externs – introduction to office staff, procedures, and rules and “shadowing” prosecutors to understand how they perform their various responsibilities
- Consultation – regular meetings with prosecutors to review tasks and obtain guidance and feedback
- Review and approval of written work – all motions or other court documents reviewed and approved before filing
- Supervision of courtroom work – prosecutors provide direct supervision of student courtroom work
- Debriefing at termination of externship – assessment of experience with on-site supervisors and extern
- Communicate with project director regarding the extern’s performance and experience.

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Re-Entry Project

Course Page for Spring 2015 -

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Re-Entry Project (formerly CSLAP)

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Streit, Kenneth

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Restorative Justice Project

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Scharrer, Jonathan

Learning objectives for the Restorative Justice Project:

Demonstrate knowledge of victim-offender dialogue facilitation using restorative justice principles.

Demonstrate knowledge of the structural elements of this process and how each element is applied in practice.

Demonstrate the ability to use advanced facilitation and interviewing techniques related to victim-offender dialogues.

Demonstrate knowledge of the dynamics involved in the crimes being addressed and the behavioral characteristics and dynamics of offenders.

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Thurgood Marshall Externship

Course Page for Summer 2011 10-Week Session - Greene, Linda

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WI DOJ Externship

Course Page for Summer 2016 3-Week Session - Gendreau, Chad , Paulson, Rebecca

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WI Department of Justice

Course Page for Fall 2011 - Kloppenburg, JoAnne

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WI Department of Justice Externship

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Gendreau, Chad , Paulson, Rebecca

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Wisconsin Innocence Project

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Sperling, Carrie

Learning Outcomes

Wisconsin Innocence Project students will be able to:

1. Develop proficiency in factual investigation, issue spotting, legal research and written work, including advocacy and client communication.
2. Take responsibility for identifying and achieving client goals.
3. Learn to collaborate with clients, other students, supervisors, and other actors in the criminal justice system.
4. Begin to engage in self-assessment and reflection about our clinical work, the role of the lawyer, and the criminal justice system.
5. Communicate effectively in writing through client letters, motions, and case memos
6. Develop and recognize common ethical issues and respond consistent with rules of professional responsibility and individual profession identity.

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