Public Interest Courses
754: Introduction to Health Justice
Students enrolled in Introduction to Health Justice serve as client advocates. Students conduct intake and, through direct interaction with clients, practice issue spotting, interview skills and creative problem-solving. Clients may present with variety of matters related to health, such as housing code violations, medical debt, disability, special education, public benefits denials and other critical needs. Students also gain an understanding of interdisciplinary collaboration in the practice of law and an overview of legal systems that respond to poverty and health disparities. Students must be available to participate in a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the semester and are expected to maintain a minimum of six office hours per week. Faculty permission required.