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Legal Skills in Social Context TYPICAL PROJECT CALENDAR
Legal Skills in
Social Context
TYPICAL PROJECT CALENDAR
APRIL
Rolling admissions begin
LATE-JUNE
Application deadline
JULY
Projects selected and
organizations notified
SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM
Lawyering Fellows work with
organizations to plan project
details and organize logistics;
student law offices conduct
background research
Selected list of participating organizations
Project scope completed, client
representation agreement signed
Lawyering Fellows prepare
project implementation plans
JANUARY –
MID-MARCH
Student law offices implement
projects; research completed
LATE MARCH –
EARLY APRIL
Students complete reports and present findings to the community
and client organizations
MAY
Clients receive final reports
SEPTEMBER –
NOVEMBER
MID-OCTOBER
DECEMBER
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Citizens, China
For more information
Professor Susan Maze-Rothstein, Director
Legal Skills in Social Context
Social Justice Program
Northeastern University School of Law
65 Forsyth Street, 310 Dockser Hall
Boston, MA 02115
At Northeastern University
School of Law, students
are challenged to think
about what it means to
practice social justice law
in the 21st century.
The Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Social
Justice Program is a partnership between community
organizations or agencies and the School of Law
to address unmet social justice needs.
Each organization selected to join the program
receives 2,000 hours of closely supervised free work
by students organized into “law offices.”
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Legal Skills in Social Context
The Social Justice Program
The Process
SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM
As part of the School of Law’s
commitment to experiential
learning and community
partnerships, students in
the LSSC program employ
their analytical research
and writing skills to address
social justice challenges
identified by a wide range
of community organizations
and agencies.
APPLYING:
The Legal Skills in Social Context Course (LSSC)
LSSC is an intensive firstyear critical reasoning and
practice course that focuses
on developing students’
analytic, advocacy and
team-lawyering skills
through an exploration
of the complex interplay
between law and issues
of diversity. It is the only
course of its kind in the
nation, and is renowned for:
• Exposing law students to
the complex relationships
among law, diversity,
values and multicultural
American society, as
applied to historically
marginalized groups.
• Challenging students’
values to help sensitize
them to the formidable
tasks involved in addressing
societal differences.
• Requiring students to
develop critical analytical
and 21st century problemsolving skills in the context
of team lawyering.
• Providing an opportunity
to create representational
relationships between
Northeastern students and
community organizations.
“In a world of sharply reduced resources for public interest
work, our programs have needed to seriously examine
nontraditional means of providing top-quality legal
assistance to the disadvantaged. Year after year, we have
found the work of the Northeastern LSSC students to be
exceptional and of great importance both to our clients
and other farmworkers across the country.”
–Greg Schell, Migrant Farmworker Justice Project
LSSC benefits organizations
by pursuing aspects of your
social justice agenda that
you might otherwise forego
due to staffing or resource
constraints. The program
provides your organization with
a free and closely supervised
lawyer think tank — the energy
and acumen of two upper-level
law student Lawyering
Fellows and 12 first-year law
students, all under close
faculty supervision.
Above all, you will contribute
to the legal education of future
lawyers by participating in
this team-lawyering effort
and by introducing students
to the spirit and practice of
community lawyering. To
participate in the LSSC program,
your organization must meet
the following requirements
(see application form for
additional expectations):
• Identify a compelling social
justice issue.
• You must propose a project,
or a set of small, related
projects, that can be
completed in the first six
months of first-year students’
academic year, and involves
both legal and investigative
field research components
(presenting a social justice
question to be addressed
within a real-world context
that requires case law,
statutory and/or policy
research, as well as
anecdotal research based
on interviews and meetings
with experts, stakeholders
and/or site visits).
• By late June you must
complete and return the
application materials.
• You must designate a
contact person (or persons)
who will be available to
provide limited assistance
to the students for the
duration of the entire
project — from September
through the end of May.
Please visit our website at northeastern.edu/law/lssc for a more detailed description of the program and projects completed in recent years.
• Complete the application
form available in hard
copy or online by late June.
NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION:
• Your organization will be
notified by early July if
your proposal presents
an appropriate learning
opportunity for our students
and can feasibly be
completed in the time
frame provided.
MOVING FORWARD:
• Once your proposal has
been accepted, an upperlevel Lawyering Fellow will
contact you in September.
The Lawyering Fellow, with
your organization’s input
and faculty oversight, will
plan and organize the
project’s details, and
produce an agreement on
the specifics by October.
• In the fall, a member
of your organization is
required to visit the law
school to introduce the
project to participating
students.
• In December, a new
Lawyering Fellow will be
assigned to coordinate
your law office team
of approximately
12 first-year students.
• The project research
will be completed by
the middle of March.
The student law office
responsible for your
project will make an oral
presentation at the law
school of its findings in
late March or early April,
and a final written report
will be presented to your
organization by May.
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