Law 693: Medical Legal Partnership Clinic
The Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinic is hosted by Land of Lincoln Legal Aid in partnership with Carle Foundation Hospital. Students will learn about the medical-legal partnership model, social determinants of health, and how access to justice can improve health outcomes. Under the supervision of a Land of Lincoln experienced attorney, students will assist clients with a variety of legal issues such as family matters, public benefit appeals, guardianship petitions, and advance directives. Students will gain experience in client interviewing and counseling, investigation, negotiation, research, advocacy, drafting pleadings, and court and administrative appearances. Please note: class and office hours will be held at Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, 302 N 1st St, Champaign.
Sequence and Prerequisites: A student must be eligible for certification under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 which requires, among other things, that a student has completed 45 semester hours toward graduation.
Evaluation: This is a four credit, graded course that includes both a clinic and seminar. Students will be expected to complete a minimum of 180 hours during the semester.
Course Classification: Experiential