Workers' Rights Clinic: Litigation
Each year, hundreds of workers are unfairly denied their statutory right to state unemployment insurance benefits. This five-credit litigation clinic gives you a chance to fight on their behalf.
Along the way you will get to:
- improve your research and writing skills
- improve your trial advocacy and oral-argument skills
- wrestle with high-level strategy decisions
The clinic is team taught and includes the opportunity to get line-by-line feedback on your writing from faculty supervisors and Professor Patrick Barry. There are few better ways to improve your written advocacy as you work on a mix of complex cases in the administrative and appellate courts.
WRC Litigation is a 5-credit course and meets the New York Pro-Bono requirement. WRC Litigation is mandatory graded and ineligible for letter grade conversion to pass ("P") election. The Clinic fulfills the Law School's professional responsibility requirement for graduation but does not fulfill the New York State Bar ethics requirement. Please note that the Clinic can fulfill either the Law School's professional responsibility requirement for graduation, the upper-level writing requirement, or the credits can count toward the Experiential Learning requirement -- it cannot be used to fulfill more than one of these three particular requirements. The Clinic also fulfills the Statutory or Regulatory Course Distribution Requirement.