LANDLORD TENANT CLINIC I: ADVOCACY BASICS
(LAWL-5001) - 2 UNITS
The Shriver Landlord Tenant Clinic provides students with an opportunity to work with low-income clients on their eviction matter at the point of the filing of an unlawful detainer complaint. Students will learn the basics of landlord/tenant law including the eviction process, notice requirements, rent control, subsidized housing, and common defenses with an emphasis on practical skills. In addition to regular class time, students will be expected to work on site at the Shriver Housing Project Eviction Assistance Center (EAC) a minimum of (8) hours each week during the second half of the course. Students can expect to interview litigants, assess cases for legal merit, prepare legal pleadings, and in some cases make direct referrals to partner agencies for possible representation at trial under the supervision of staff attorneys at the EAC which is located at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.