LANDLORD TENANT CLINIC I: ADVOCACY BASICS
(LAWL-5001) - 2 UNITS
The Loyola-Shriver Landlord Tenant Clinic course will cover the basics of landlord/tenant law including notice requirements, rent control, rights and duties of parties and termination of leases. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to assist low income tenants and landlords involved in the eviction process under the supervision of clinical faculty at the Shriver-LA Housing Self Help Center (SSH) located at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Students will be required to work at SSH a minimum of two 4 hour blocks each week. SSH is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM and Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Enrollment will be limited to 8 students.
During the semester, students will assist landlords and tenants in one-on-one sessions or group workshops using proprietary software to guide them through the preparation of their eviction documents. Students will also provide litigants with an overview of the eviction process, trial preparation, and appropriate referrals. As part of the clinic, students will also be able to complete a case study by following one case from the filing of an answer through adjudication at trial, including a detailed in class review of actual discovery, depositions, negotiations and trial proceedings. Enrollment is competitive and by application only. Application information is available for registered Symplicity users (search job postings) and at http://bit.ly/howtoclinics