2 or 3 Credits (Clinic)
Students in this clinical component spend 10 (2-credit) or 15 (3-credit) hours per week working in a placement with legal work in the area of health law.
Placements may include one or more hospitals, government agencies, legal services offices, and private law firms. Law students submit weekly journals, describing and reflecting on their experiences in the field, and meet in a series of seminars with the course instructor and/or the Clinical Director to explore the relationship between the principles covered in the substantive class and their fieldwork. This course also satisfies New England Law’s Experiential Education Requirement.
“I worked side-by-side with my supervising attorney representing a client in a dispute with the Social Security Administration. This clinic allowed me to work on legal matters from start to finish and has taught me how to interview and build relationships with clients, request and gather evidence, plan cases, perform legal research, prepare a client before a hearing, develop and present legal arguments, and write a will, power of attorney, and health care proxy.” —Candice Carrington ’18