In-House Clinic--Family Law (4 per semester/maximum of 8) In this clinic, up to twelve students per semester represent indigent clients, primarily before the Court of Common Please of Cumberland County, in domestic matters. Cases include divorce, child support, spousal support, custody and visitation, dependency (neglect), domestic violence, and related matters. Students are required to work 16 hours a week at the Clinic, and there are weekly clinic meetings, either as a group or individually with supervisors.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: or concurrent:FMEST 962 and faculty approval
Family Law Clinic (5 per semester/maximum of 10) In this clinic, up to seven students per semester represent indigent clients and domestic abuse victims in family law cases. All cases are in the Court of Common Pleas of Centre County. The work includes divorce, child support, spousal support, custody/visitation, domestic violence, and related matters. Students should expect to work as much time as is necessary to represent their clients successfully, which will be an average of twenty hours per week. Students also participate in a weekly clinic seminar which includes skills training, theoretical examination of clinical work, and case rounds. Each student also meets individually with the clinic supervisor to discuss their case work and their progress in the clinic. Only third-year law students are admitted in the Fall Semester. Students earn 5 graded credits.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: FMEST 962, SKILS 955, CORE 934 recommended
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