Clinics and Coursework

Clinics and Coursework

Clinics

Under the supervision of an attorney, students perform the lawyer functions associated with their cases, including client and witness interviews, factual development, legal research, preparation of pleadings and negotiation. Students with third-year practice certification may also be responsible for courtoom advocacy. Clinics can offer students valuable public service experience and provide important networking contacts. Numbers in parentheses indicate which academic year(s) the courses were offered, i.e., 2015-16 is coded (16), 2016-17 is coded (17), and 2017-18 is coded (18).

 
Courses

Numbers in parentheses indicate which academic year(s) the courses were offered, i.e., 2015-16 is coded (16), 2016-17 is coded (17), and 2017-18 is coded (18); YR means yearlong, and SC means short course.

  • Administrative Law (16,17,18)
  • Advanced Campaign Finance (16,17)
  • Advanced Criminal Law: From Theory to Practice (17)
  • Advanced Topics in Law and Public Service (YR) (16,17,18)
  • African-American Lawyers From the Civil War to the Present (16)
  • Animal Law (16,17,18)
  • Anti-Terrorism, Law and the Role of Intelligence (16,17)
  • Antitrust in the Global Economy (16,17,18)
  • Civil Liberties Seminar (16,17,18)
  • Civil Rights Litigation (16,17,18)
  • Climate Change Law and Policy (17,18)
  • Computer Crime (17,18)
  • Conservation Planning and Law (17,18)
  • Constitutional Law II: Poverty (16)
  • Constitutional Law II: Survey of Civil Liberties (16,17,18)
  • Criminal Investigation (16,17,18)
  • Criminal Procedure Seminar: Comparative Reform (17)
  • Cyber Law and Policy (16,18)
  • Drug Product Liability Litigation Seminar (18)
  • Education Rights and Enforcement (SC) (16,17,18)
  • Employment Discrimination (16,17,18)
  • Energy and the Environment (17)
  • Environmental Law (16,17,18)
  • Federal Criminal Pre-Trial and Trial Practice (18)
  • Federal Lands, Energy and Natural Resources Law (16,17)
  • Federal Sentencing (SC) (16,17,18)
  • Foreign Relations Law (16)
  • Global Health Law & Policy (16)
  • Government Contract Law (17,18)
  • Habeas Corpus (16)
  • Health Law Survey (16,17,18)
  • Historic Preservation Law (16,17,18)
  • Human Rights Study Project (YR) (16,17,18)
  • Immigration Law (16,18)
  • International Criminal Law (16,17,18)
  • International Human Rights Law (16,17)
  • International Law and the Use of Force (16,18)
  • Juvenile Justice Seminar (18)
  • Land Use Law (17,18)
  • Law and Higher Education (16)
  • Law and Public Service (16,17,18)
  • Law of Armed Conflict (16,17,18)
  • Law of the Police (16,17,18)
  • Legislative Drafting and Public Policy (16,17,18)
  • LGBTQ Rights Before and After Obergefell (17)
  • Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (17)
  • Movement Lawyering for Global Justice: Human Rights and the Environment (SC) (16)
  • National Security Law (16,17,18)
  • Native American Law (16)
  • Prison Reform Litigation and Advocacy (SC) (17)
  • Professional Responsibility in Public Interest Law Practice (16,17,18)
  • Providing K-12 Education; Taxes and Money (16,17)
  • Racial Justice and Law (16,17,18)
  • Reproductive Ethics and Law (SC) (16,17,18)
  • State and Local Government Law (18)
  • The Role of the Federal Prosecutor (18)
  • White Collar Criminal Defense Practice (17,18)
  • Women in the Criminal Justice System (SC) (18)
  • Youth Law (16,17,18)

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Jeremy Bennie

Making a Difference — Every Day

"When I was a 2L, the Public Service Center connected me with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Office of the Public Defender. I externed there last semester, clerked there this summer, and will be working with them as much as I can for 3L. In all of law school, there's nothing I love more, and nothing that teaches me more, than standing in court next to clients, representing them and knowing that I am their attorney. It keeps me plugged in to the Charlottesville community. It enables me to make a difference — even if it's just a small difference — every day."

—Jeremy Bennie ’18