About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Children's Legal Issues Practicum (Spring 2018)
- Course Number: LAW-703
- Class Number: 03381
- Instructor: Karen Ullman
Help finalize foster child adoptions and guardianships while learning about the child welfare system and court systems for children in California. Students will have a placement 8 hours per week with the Children’s Rights Project at Public Counsel at 610 S. Ardmore Ave., LA, 90005.
Under the supervision of a Public Counsel attorney, students:
conduct client interviews
draft legal documents
assess legal issues and develop case advocacy strategies
assist attorneys with casework and legal research
observe adoption, juvenile court and guardianship hearings
In the weekly seminar, students learn about legal issues impacting children/youth who have been abused or neglected. Students will also learn about mental health, special education and public benefits for foster children with special needs, including strategies to successfully advocate for eligibility and increased funding. The course also examines ways to make systemic reform to the child welfare system through impact litigation and legislation. If you have any questions contact Professor Ullman at 213/385-2977 ext. 295 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: W 4:00 pm - 6:30
- Room Number: Room 106
- Exam: None
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: Yes
- Participation: Required and graded
- Enrollment Limitation: 5 students
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