†Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic (30119). 2 or 3 units, credit/fail. Students in this clinical seminar will represent homeowners fighting foreclosure in Connecticut state courts. They will conduct motion practice and discovery, including legal research and writing.Affirmative litigation against lenders, and a wide-ranging "amicus practice," also are important pieces of the clinics work. Although this is primarily a litigation clinic, many of the clients are also participating in court-annexed mediation, in an effort to restructure their mortgages, so students will also gain experience in client counseling and ADR. Students will also provide brief advice and assistance to pro se homeowners at the courthouse. Enrollment limited to eighteen. J.L. Pottenger, Jr., and J. Gentes.
Note: Attendance at first class meeting is required. A no-drop policy will apply.
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.