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Fall 2024 Seminar

Strategic Litigation in Education Clinical Seminar

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Required Clinic Component: Education Law Clinic: Strategic Litigation (3-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline:
Early drop deadline of August 2, 2024.

This Seminar will be a co-requisite for the Education Law Clinic: Strategic Litigation clinic. The seminar will support students in the development of clinical litigation strategies for pursuing systemic change in public education. Students will engage in study and discussion about several substantive issues in education reform that are relevant to the development of their advocacy in the clinic, including local control, civic preparation, school and district governance structures, participatory budgeting, public engagement strategies, approaches to student government organizations, and many others. Students will also read and analyze state supreme court doctrine on constitutional education clauses in identified states. Students will present small weekly assignments related to their clinical work to receive feedback and input from classmates and guest instructors. There is no final exam for this course and participation and attendance will be considered as part of the grade. Students will prepare and submit a final “rounds” assignment at the end of the semester in consultation with the instructor.