*†Education Adequacy Project (20403). 3 units. The Education Adequacy Project (EAP) provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in and help lead institutional reform litigation. The only clinic of its kind in the nation, EAP pursues a single complex lawsuit to ensure the State of Connecticut provides all Connecticut children with adequate and equitable educations.
Students work with attorneys at Debevoise & Plimpton as well as local counsel in an integrated trial team. Students play a significant role in determining the case's litigation strategy. EAP members pursue a variety of projects including education policy research, legal writing, legal research and other tasks essential to litigation. Class time is devoted to litigation strategy and discussion with supervising attorneys; training in litigation skills; and internal clinic logistics. Permission of the instructors required. H. Cantwell, D.N. Rosen, H. Smith, A.A. Knopp, and M. Bannigan.
Course Bidding: In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, students should also submit a resume and a statement of interest (no longer than two pages, double spaced) to the firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 p.m. on June 26.
Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship; or SFALP (New Haven Corp Counsel section only).