Animal Law Clinic I - Professor Kathy Hessler, , Course Number: LAW-788, , Course Type: Highly Specialized & Experiential, , Credits: 3, , Enrollment Limit: 6, , Description: The Animal Law Clinic (Clinic) works, on local, national, and international animal law, issues in addition to working with the state and, local community. Students conduct research,, represent clients, and work on clinic projects to, develop the field of animal law and encourage, consideration of the interests of animals in legal, decision-making. Clinic work includes: policy,, legislative, transactional, and administrative law, work; occasional litigation work; research;, advocacy; and strategic planning. When, appropriate, students also work with other lawyers, as well as community members, veterinarians,, scientists, economists, and other professionals., , The work of Clinic students includes: research,, analysis and writing; petitions to state and, federal agencies; comments on proposed, regulations; FOIA and state public records, requests; legal investigations; presentations to, law students, clients, and community groups;, responses to media requests for information;, drafting and reviewing organizational policies;, drafting legislation and lobbying; amicus briefs;, and researching and drafting complaints and, motions. Students also write policy papers, blog, posts, guidance documents, items for newsletters, and law review articles., , The Clinic is designed to help students develop, their legal research, analysis, and writing skills, while also learning about drafting, strategic, decision-making, litigation, negotiation,, mediation, ethical practice, and advocacy. The, Clinic provides an opportunity for students to, gain real-world experience working with clients as, well the chance to develop their professional, skills., , Students participate in a weekly two-hour class, covering substantive issues and lawyering skills,, meet weekly with clinic faculty to discuss their, work, and spend an average of ten hours per week, on clinic work. While the clinic will not include, a separate ethics portion for credit, students, will be exposed to, and learn about,, professionalism and ethics critical to being an, effective legal advocate., , Students must also enroll in Animal Law Clinic II, when it is offered in the same academic year., , There is no application process., , For further information, contact clinic director,, Kathy Hessler at, , Prerequisite: Animals in the Law, , Evaluation Method: Credit/no credit based on, written work completed in the course, , Capstone: no, , WIE: Depends; Professor consent is needed., , The American Bar Association accreditation, standards require students to regularly attend the, courses in which they are registered. Lewis &, Clark expects students to attend classes regularly, and to prepare for classes conscientiously., Specific attendance requirements may vary from, course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a, given class must be provided to students in a, syllabus or other written document at the start of, the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal, from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a, failing grade) will be imposed for poor, attendance.