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Medical Legal Partnership Clinic - VA Hospital

Students in this clinic will represent patients of the Veterans Administration Hospital (and possibly other veterans) with civil legal problems, with emphasis on those problems that affect the clients' medical care. Students are supervised by clinical faculty during all stages of representation. The course emphasizes the techniques of client interviewing and counseling; fact-finding and formal discovery; negotiation; trial and administrative advocacy; the role of the lawyer in the legal system; and collaboration between medical and legal providers. Three credit hours are awarded for the first semester in which the student is enrolled, which includes a series of introductory classes on the lawyering process and relevant issues of substantive law and procedure. Pass/Fail. Enrollment limited. [3]