Course Offerings for Fall 2023

Health Justice Project (4 credit hours)

The Health Justice Project is a medical-legal partnership clinic offering students an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of legal practice, engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, and explore creative upstream problem solving. Through collaborative and holistic representation of vulnerable low-income patients, student attorneys address the social, legal, and systemic barriers that prevent long-term health and stability. Cases may include public benefits, access to health care, disability, education, housing, immigration, family law, and other legal issues impacting health and well-being. Students manage cases in teams by maintaining client relationships, preparing pleadings, legal correspondence and appeals, attending hearings and court appearances, collaborating with interdisciplinary partners, and tending to all other client matters throughout the semester. 

The HJP clinic consists of a weekly two-hour seminar class, case supervision meetings, and office hours. The HJP requires a significant time commitment--students should expect to spend 2-4 hours per week on seminar readings and assignments, 6-10 hours per week on client casework and supervision meetings and must participate in a mandatory full day orientation on the first Friday of classes. 

The HJP clinic is open to 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls and there are no prerequisites. To participate in the HJP clinic, please apply here

Advanced Health Justice Project (2-4 credit hours)

Students who have successfully completed the Health Justice Project clinic may enroll in Advanced Health Justice Project with faculty permission. Advanced HJP students will continue to represent clients and complete projects to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable low-income families and individuals in Chicago through holistic, collaborative, and systemic advocacy. To request enrollment in Advanced HJP, send an email to kmitchell9@luc.edu with an explanation of your interest and the number of credits you are requesting (2-4).