Civil Clinics Recruiting for Summer 2014 Students

       On October 25, at 9:00 a.m., the Economic Justice Institute (EJI) will kick off its recruitment process for the 2014 summer and 2014-2015 school year with a COFFEE & DONUTS for interested students in Room 2260.

         EJI houses the Law School’s four civil advocacy clinical programs: The Consumer Law Clinic (CLC), the Family Court Clinic (FCC), the Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC), and the Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC). All clinical programs offer students the opportunity to advocate on behalf of lower income clients with real problems. Legal issues include landlord-tenant, government benefits, wage cases, consumer fraud, immigration relief, and family law. These clinics involve substantial involvement with the clients that the clinics serve. Students hone their skills in interviewing, counseling and all aspects of providing legal services to the under-served in our community.  More detail about each of the clinical programs can be found at http://www.law.wisc.edu/eji/index.html.

         Students enrolled in the EJI clinics next year will participate full-time (for a small stipend and 7 credits) in the Summer (beginning late May 2014) and continue into the Fall and Spring semesters for fewer credits.  Enrolling for a full-year program provides students with the benefit of appearing in court once they have earned 45 credits.

         Students from each of the clinics will be available on the 25th to answer your questions about the programs and to tell you more about what they do in their respective clinics. We also will be at the Clinic Fair on October 30.

 

  

Submitted by Marsha Mansfield, Professor Marsha Mansfield, Director Economic Justice Institute on October 18, 2013

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