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Fall 2023 Seminar

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic Workshop

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Required Clinic Component: LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (3-5 fall clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: Yes – students must also enroll in the Fall 2023 Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law course (3 fall classroom credits). Once a student enrolls in this clinic, they will be enrolled in this additional co-requisite by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

By Permission: No.

Add/Drop Deadline: August 18, 2023.

LLM Students: LLM students may enroll in this clinic through Helios.

This workshop meets for two hours once every two weeks, starting the second week of term, and will be scheduled based on student availability.

The LGBTQ+ Advocacy Workshop addresses practical skills relevant to students who are enrolled in the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, as well as offering these students an opportunity to critically reflect on their practice experience. The skills component of the workshop focuses on areas such as effective legal research and writing, persuasive storytelling and communication, and methods for addressing vicarious trauma. The reflective component of the workshop provides students the opportunity to discuss the strategies and politics of civil rights and movement lawyering, and models for contributing to social justice in their own careers.

In order to compliment the Clinic’s required Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law course component, this workshop has limited readings, and instead draws heavily for instructional examples from students’ own clinical experiences.