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Clinical Education at UT Law

Real Cases. Real Experience.

Housing Clinic

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Spring 2014 Course Description

Taught by Fred Fuchs

4 credits (pass/fail) — offered Spring 2014

Students must have completed 43 credit hours prior to enrollment pursuant to rules promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas for the supervised practice of law by students.


The Housing Clinic is a joint project of the Law School and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). The Clinic classroom component meets once a week for two hours at the TRLA office. The class focuses on standards of high-quality representation, landlord-tenant laws, eviction defenses, the Fair Housing Act, and federal housing programs. Students are also required to work six hours a week at TRLA on their cases. Students can choose to work any hours between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, in the manner that best suits their schedule, so long as they are at TRLA on at least two different days during the week.