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Protective Order Litigation

B564 is taught by S. Lahn

This experiential course, designed to complement the work of the Law School s pro bono Protective Order Project ( POP ), uses a combination of classroom and case work to examine the civil legal system& 039;s response to sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. It will also provide the chance to develop key professional skills such as interviewing clients; conducting fact investigations; drafting pleadings and motions; and preparing clients and witnesses for actual court hearings.

The course is open to all second- or third-year students; students who have not previously completed POP volunteer training will need to do so before starting live case work. Class is currently scheduled to meet on Tuesdays, 5:35-7:35 p.m.; that meeting time is open to discussion and adjustment if needed to fit interested class members schedules.

There is no final exam; grading will be based on an evaluation of case work; class participation; a short in-class presentation on a course-related topic of your choice; and four reflective essays. For more information, and permission to enroll, please contact Prof. Seth Lahn,