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Fed Civil Lit - USAO EDNY Immig. Unit Litigation Seminar

Clinic: Federal Litigation - USAO EDNY Civil Division. Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, students in this hybrid, in-house clinic will help represent the United States of America in all aspects of federal civil litigation. The Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is one of the most prominent Civil Divisions in the United States. The litigation covers a broad range of affirmative and defensive practices and cases, a host of which are of national significance. The Civil Division's diverse practice areas range from complex defensive cases on behalf of a wide array of government agencies to affirmative health care fraud, affirmative civil rights, environmental, and civil and criminal forfeiture actions, among others. The defensive practice includes alleged violations of individuals' constitutional rights, personal injury actions under the Federal Tort Claims Act, medical malpractice cases, employment discrimination actions, and civil immigration matters. Students will be expected to work, at minimum, 12-15 hours a week in this Office. Among other things, students will help draft dispositive motions, complaints and answers, prepare written discovery demands, and will assist AUSAs in conducting depositions, in settlement negotiations, and at trial. A few students each semester may have the opportunity to argue a motion before a federal district judge. All cases are being litigated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The clinic includes a 1-credit, 2-hour seminar that meets every other week where students receive formal instruction and training by the Deputy Chief on various aspects of federal civil litigation.

Enrollment notes:
Fieldwork Credits: 3.00 Seminar Credits: 1.00. Students are expected to enroll in the clinic and seminar for both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Only students enrolled in the clinic can enroll in the seminar.
Grading:
Letter grade (A-F)