Curriculum

Public Interest Lawyering: Theory and Practice

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Cynthia Godsoe

This course will address the theory and practice of public interest work and help students to develop the writing and advocacy skills needed to conduct a public interest law practice. Students will learn about various models of public interest lawyering and ethical issues confronting lawyers in this area, as well as hear from several speakers practicing in different areas of public interest law.

They will learn how to draft various documents essential to a public interest practice, both in a litigation (affidavit, motion) and a non-litigation (press release, fundraising proposal) context.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Students graded on a series of writing assignments. The course may be used to satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement.