Students who enroll in this offering may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Required Clinic Component: Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic (2-5 spring clinical credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: Election Law. Students who have not yet taken Election Law will work with the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to enroll.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: August 31, 2020.
LLM Students: International students on F-1 student visas are required to have Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization; LL.M. students are not eligible for CPT.
This seminar is for all students enrolled in the Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic. Participants will build on their knowledge from the Election Law course by learning how to apply it in the litigation and advocacy contexts. The seminar will use examples from the voter suppression and redistricting areas to teach students how to design and litigate impact cases (from investigating and filing a complaint, through lay and expert discovery, to presenting a case at trial and writing appellate briefs). The seminar will also teach students how to draft and advocate for and against voting rights legislation at the local, state, and national levels.
Please see the Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic course description for additional information.