*†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 trial team. A major, multi-week trial is scheduled to begin in October 2015 and, barring a change in schedule, the next semester will involve supporting, attending and participating in the trial. 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 it may be difficult to become fully oriented with the case in the short time between the beginning of the semester and the anticipated start of trial. The clinic however 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 D.H. Smith.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 p.m. on June 25.
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.