KGACLC Courthouse Clinic

Class Information Spring 2023

  • 1 units
  • Class No.: 58203
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Scott Maurer

Associate Clinical Professor in consumer law, Katharine and George Alexander Law Center

KGACLC Courthouse Clinic

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List A)

Course Description:

Students must attend a mandatory training class on the first Saturday of the semester.   Thereafter, students must spend between 25 hours (for 1 unit) assisting and advising unrepresented litigants at the Courthouse Self Help-Center, which is located at 201 North First Street, San Jose.   Students will provide this assistance under the supervision of an attorney on Wednesdays between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.   Students taking 1 unit do NOT need be available for the entire 11-3 time slot on Wednesdays; they only need to schedule approximately 2 hours per week during that slot.  Students may not take more than one interviewing and advising class in the same semester. Graded Credit/No Credit.

Class Notes:

Experiential Course.

Credit/No Credit. Consumer/Debtors Practice Area. Credit/No Credit. Students must remotely attend a mandatory training class on Saturday, January 14 from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.   Thereafter, students must log 25 hours assisting and advising unrepresented litigants, and performing related activity.   Students will provide this assistance under the supervision of an attorney.  The Courthouse Clinic operates from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday during the semester (except for Wednesdays that are Administrative Mondays).   After registering students will be asked to sign up for interview slots that will earn them the 25 hours required.  As a practical matter, students will need at least a 2.5 hour block of availability during 11:30-3 on Wednesdays to get to the courthouse and conduct interviews.