Bankruptcy Externship

The Bankruptcy Clinic offers a comprehensive set of legal services focused on assisting and empowering low-income individuals in their interaction with the bankruptcy system. Under the supervision of adjunct law faculty, the attorneys at Put Something Back and the mentors from the local bankruptcy bar, law students represent debtors in bankruptcy cases and proceedings. Students are involved in interviewing and counseling potential debtors without resources regarding bankruptcy relief, and handling a bankruptcy filing for their assigned client from beginning to end under the supervision of their assigned mentor. Students also observe hearings and other bankruptcy proceedings, meet with judges and local practitioners, participate in several joint classes with other local law schools' bankruptcy clinics and may be invited to attend programs and dinners sponsored by the Bankruptcy Bar Association.

Prerequisites: Bankruptcy, Professional Responsibility; to be eligible, a student must have completed four semesters of legal education for which he or she has received a minimum of 48 semester hours.
Co-requisites: Trial Advocacy Practice
Course Credits: 3 credits (one semester)
Grading: This is a graded clinic.
Faculty: Maggie Abdo-Gomez