Family Law, Child Advocacy Law, and Elder Law Core Coursework

Children & the Law
LW 640     3 Credits
Instructor: Leslie Harris

Domestic Violence Clinic
LW 707     3 Credits
Instructors: Merle Weiner and Pat Vallerand
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Lottery procedure: Second-year and third-year students are eligible to enroll in the Domestic Violence Clinic, but third-year students will be given preference over second-year students
Students must work at least 12 hours per week at the field placement. They must keep a daily timesheet and a journal about their externship experience. Students receive 3 hours of pass-no pass credit.

Advanced Domestic Violence Clinic
LW 707     2 Credits    (Pass/No pass)
Instructors: Merle Weiner and Field Instructors
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Builds on the basic Domestic Violence Clinic. Open only to third-year students. Prerequisite: Domestic Violence Clinic.

Domestic Violence Externship
LW     8 or 12 Credits
Instructors: Merle Weiner and Field Instructors
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Students work full time in the Klamath office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon. Students represent primary rural victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Open only to third-year (including rising third-year) students. Enrollment limited to one student per term with approval of instructor.

Domestic Violence Law Seminar
Fall
LW 607     2 Credits
Instructor: Merle Weiner

Enrollment priority will be given to students who are enrolled in the Domestic Violence Clinic in the Fall or Spring Semester.
Enrollment Limit: 20

Elder Law 
LW 656     3 Credits
Instructor: Leslie Harris

Family Law
LW 655     3 Credits
Instructor: Leslie Harris

Family Law
LW 655     3 Credits
Instructor: Merle Weiner

Family Law in the World Community
LW 607     2 Credits
Instructor: Merle Weiner

While it is not essential that students who enroll in the course have had International Law (LAW 671), it is highly recommended. It is a prerequisite that students have taken Family Law (LAW 655).

Child Advocacy Externship
Summer Only
2, 3 or 6 Credits
Instructors: Leslie Harris and Field Instructors

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Additional recommended advanced classes for 2L and 3L students:

Family Law Emphasis

Second Year of Law School

Family Law
Evidence
Trial Practice

Third Year of Law School

Domestic Violence Clinic
Domestic Violence Externship (also offered summers)

Either Year

Domestic Violence Seminar
Children and the Law
Business Associations
Trusts and Estates I
Creditors’ Rights
Secured Land Transactions
Federal Tax I
Accounting for Lawyers
Oregon Practice and Procedure
Interviewing and Counseling
Negotiation
Litigation Practice and Procedure
Mediation Clinic (optional)

Child Advocacy Emphasis

Second Year of Law School

Criminal Investigation
Criminal Adjudication
Evidence
Trial Practice

Third Year of Law School

Criminal Defense or Criminal Prosecution Clinic

Either Year

Children and the Law
Family Law
Interviewing and Counseling
Negotiation
Domestic Violence Seminar
Child Advocacy Externship (summers only) (limited availability)
Education Law (optional)

Elder Law Emphasis

Second Year of Law School

Trusts and Estates I
Federal Income Tax I

Third Year of Law School

Trusts and Estates II
Estate Planning (optional)

Either Year

Elder Law
Family Law
Negotiation
Interviewing and Counseling
Administrative Law