Transactional Clinic

Students in this clinic serve as "junior associates" for the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, Inc. (CULI), a nonprofit law firm located on the law school campus. Students perform transactional legal work for CULI clients, which include community-based nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, municipalities, and other entities.

Faculty Barbara McGrath
Semesters Offered Fall and spring
Credits 4 (graded)
Class Meets W 2:00-4:00
Prerequisites None

Under the supervision of CULI faculty/attorneys, students review and draft contracts and other documents, negotiate, conduct real estate closings, and assist in compliance and other legal matters. Students interact frequently with CULI attorneys and their clients, help assess client needs, and support CULI attorneys in providing clients with legal assistance. The classroom component involves a weekly two-hour seminar in which CULI attorneys/faculty provide the theoretical and practical foundation necessary to perform effectively in CULI's areas of expertise. Seminars include how to apply various state and federal statutes to actual client matters, how to perform a title search and real estate closing, and guest lectures. This is a one semester clinic, but students may continue their work through Advanced Fieldwork.