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E-240 – Seminar – Civil Liberties: Litigation


2 Credits

This seminar will allow students to work on a live legal issue and gain clinic-like experience working with a civil liberties issue. The faculty member teaching this course will work with the Legal Director of the ACLU of Georgia to identify a case appropriate for students to work on. Students will engage in factual investigation and legal research for litigation. Students may work on identifying appropriate potential clients, developing case strategy, provide written analysis of legal issues, and may assist co-operating attorneys in various phases of litigation process. A written work product will be required and will form the basis of the student’s grade. Students will work in teams of 2 or 3. In addition to the two-hour-a-week classroom component, students will be required to engage in factual investigation, client meetings, and research outside of class time. Personal transportation may be required. The seminar will also contain a classroom component which will include guest speakers from the ACLU. The course will be restricted to 16 students. Upper level standing is required. Satisfies the upper level writing requirement.