Education Adequacy Project (30162). 3 units. The Education Adequacy Project (EAP) provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in and help lead institutional reform litigation. The 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 team. A four-month trial took place in the Spring of 2016, and as of this writing it is anticipated that the case will be in the post-trial or appellate stages during the fall semester. Students have to date played a significant role in determining the case's litigation strategy. Class time is devoted to litigation strategy and discussion with supervising attorneys; training in litigation skills; and internal clinic logistics.
New students should be aware that the long trial and years of pretrial proceedings have created a massive record, and it will be difficult to become familiar with the case. However the clinic will accept a limited number of new students if they are exceptionally interested and eager to participate. Permission of the instructors required. D.N. Rosen, A.A. Knopp, J.P. Moodhe, and A. Taubes.
Course Bidding: In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, students should send a short e-mail describing their interest in the clinic by 4:30 p.m. on June 23.
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.