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  • Elder Law Clinic | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    health care Medicare Medicaid and other public benefits protection from abuse neglect and exploitation advance directives and durable powers of attorney will drafting consumer fraud and a broad array of other civil legal needs The Elder Law Clinic also provides education on elder law matters to community and nursing home residents and operates an informational website at www law ua edu elderlaw Organization Name Elder Law Clinic The University of Alabama School of Law Mailing Address P O Box 870392 Tuscaloosa 35487 0392 Physical Address The University of Alabama School of Law 101 Paul Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa 35401 Phone number 205 348 4960 Are you a non profit Yes Do you accept donations Yes through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation Are donations tax deductible Yes Do you provide direct client services Yes Brief description of services provided The Elder Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to individuals 60 years of age and older residing in West Alabama Assistance is limited to non criminal matters and is provided according to a set of priorities As a Title III legal provider there is no fee for the services and no income qualification required How do clients qualify for your services

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/law-clinics/elder-law-clinic/ (2016-02-12)
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  • For Law Students | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    In that regard the Clinic commonly assists clients in drafting planning documents such as durable powers of attorney advance health care directives and wills These documents ensure that clients maintain control over their affairs and health care decisions regardless of what events may occur Some of the Clinic s accomplishments in recent years have included the return of more than 200 000 in client funds invested in so called Medicaid annuities the recovery of thousands of dollars of client funds from children or fiduciaries who refused to return those funds the successful termination of guardianships in which the incapacitated person had recovered to a state of independence successful appeals of adverse Medicaid decisions the recovery of damages from contractors for negligently completed or uncompleted home repairs and the recovery at trial of a client s real property which was accidentally conveyed to the wrong person Who Does the Elder Clinic Represent The Elder Law Clinic receives Title III funding under the Older Americans Act through the local Area Agency on Aging to provide free legal assistance to residents sixty years of age and older in the seven West Alabama counties of Bibb Fayette Greene Hale Lamar Pickens and Tuscaloosa The Clinic provides assistance with most non criminal legal matters What Type of Work Will I Do in the Elder Clinic Students in the Clinic provide free legal advice and representation concerning all aspects of a wide variety of civil legal matters In addition to the largely transactional work of drafting planning documents the Clinic commonly represents clients in consumer fraud cases Medicaid disputes credit reporting and collection cases and many other types of civil disputes Clinic students have legal and ethical responsibility for their cases Once assigned the case is the responsibility of the student but all students practice under the supervising attorney s law license meet on a regular basis with the supervisor to discuss the case and are supervised at hearings by the Clinic attorneys Third year students who have registered as a law student with the Alabama State Bar can obtain a student practice card and may directly represent clients at trial or administrative hearings under the supervision of the Clinic director Clinic students will get significant experience in drafting wills powers of attorney trusts and other planning documents In addition clinic students actively participate in negotiating settlements providing formal legal advice and counsel conducting factual investigation of their cases and conducting legal research concerning the issues raised What are the Elder Clinic Credits and Workload The Elder Clinic is a one semester 6 credit course and is open to both 2nd and 3rd year law students with a preference in registration given to 3rd year students Third year students must be registered as a law student with the Alabama State Bar WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER in order to receive the necessary student practice card Students without a practice card may take the Clinic but will not be able to appear in

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/law-clinics/elder-law-clinic/for-law-students/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Mediation Law Clinic | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    lawyers and mediators In particular the Clinic was created to provide law students with the opportunity to learn the professional skills involved in settling legal disputes particularly the skill of mediating disputes The Clinic s second goal is to provide free mediation services to families involved in legal disputes By providing an alternative to the adversarial litigation process the Clinic seeks to help families settle disputes more promptly and to reduce the emotional trauma that protracted family court litigation can often produce Organization Name Mediation Law Clinic The University of Alabama School of Law Mailing Address P O Box 870392 Tuscaloosa 35487 0392 Physical Address The University of Alabama School of Law 101 Paul Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa 35401 Phone number 205 348 4960 Are you a non profit Yes Do you accept donations Yes Are donations tax deductible Yes through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation Do you provide direct client services No Brief description of services provided The Mediation Law Clinic provides free mediation service in matters pending in Tuscaloosa County family courts How do parties qualify for your services By asking the judge assigned their case to order the case to mediation Program description The University of

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/law-clinics/mediation-law-clinic/ (2016-02-12)
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  • For Law Students | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    in settling legal disputes particularly the skill of mediating disputes The Clinic s second goal is to provide free mediation services to families involved in legal disputes By providing an alternative to the adversarial litigation process the Clinic seeks to help families settle disputes more promptly and to reduce the emotional trauma that protracted family court litigation can often produce Highlights of Mediation Clinic Activities The Clinic began mediating family court disputes in the fall semester 2009 Students must have an entire morning or afternoon free either Wednesdays or Thursdays both Fall and Spring semesters Who Will the Mediation Clinic Represent The Clinic s free mediation services are available to parties with cases pending in family courts in Tuscaloosa County Although families can seek out the assistance of the Mediation Clinic on their own cases usually involving pro se parties who are not represented by attorneys generally will be referred to the Mediation Clinic by family court judges What Types of Work Would I Do in the Mediation Clinic Clinic students will provide free mediation services on a variety of family court matters including divorce actions addressing issues such as child support visitation alimony and the distribution of property and post divorce matters such as changes in support or visitation Upon entering the Clinic students will first learn about Alabama substantive family law the mediation process and alternative dispute resolution techniques Then after receiving the training required of mediators in Alabama the students will arrange and handle mediation sessions with family court parties The mediations will be the responsibility of the student teams but all students will practice under the Clinic Director s law license be supervised in initial mediations by the Director and meet on a regular basis with the Director to discuss their cases What are the Mediation

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/law-clinics/mediation-law-clinic/for-law-students/ (2016-02-12)
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  • International Programs | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Application JD PhD in Economics The Business of Being a Lawyer Video Interviews BBL FAQ Faculty Bios Video Interview Practice Areas Interesting BBL Facts Advice From 3LS Cross Disciplinary Legal Studies Cross Disciplinary Courses Faculty Scholarship on SSRN Podcasts LL M Degrees International Graduate Programs International LL M International LL M Frequently Asked Questions Doctor of Juridical Science J S D Frequently Asked Questions Class Listings Certificate in Governmental Affairs Certificate in Public Interest Law Law Clinics Civil Law Clinic For Law Students Community Development Clinic For Law Students Criminal Defense Clinic For Law Students Domestic Violence Law Clinic For Law Students Elder Law Clinic For Law Students Mediation Law Clinic For Law Students Law Journals Lecture Podcasts Meador Lectures International Programs International Law Courses International Scholarship and Research International Summer Programs International Visiting Professors Lecturers International Moot Court Jessup International Law Society Academic Policies Academic Support Programs Legal Writing Externships International Programs Our students have regular access to International Law Courses International Scholarship and Research International Summer Programs International Visiting Professors Lecturers International Moot Court Jessup International Law Society International LL M Doctor of Juridical Science J S D International Programs at Alabama Law The Law School continues to

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/international-programs/ (2016-02-12)
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  • International Law Courses | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Faculty Scholarship on SSRN Podcasts LL M Degrees International Graduate Programs International LL M International LL M Frequently Asked Questions Doctor of Juridical Science J S D Frequently Asked Questions Class Listings Certificate in Governmental Affairs Certificate in Public Interest Law Law Clinics Civil Law Clinic For Law Students Community Development Clinic For Law Students Criminal Defense Clinic For Law Students Domestic Violence Law Clinic For Law Students Elder Law Clinic For Law Students Mediation Law Clinic For Law Students Law Journals Lecture Podcasts Meador Lectures International Programs International Law Courses International Scholarship and Research International Summer Programs International Visiting Professors Lecturers International Moot Court Jessup International Law Society Academic Policies Academic Support Programs Legal Writing Externships International Law Courses Most courses are taught at least once per year Courses are also available in Switzerland and Australia with the Summer Study Abroad Programs in conjunction with the University of Fribourg and Australian National University respectively Information on courses is available here International Litigation Legal Anthropology Political Anthropology Social History of AIDS Admiralty Survey of Australian Law European Union Administrative Law Antitrust Law Peoples of Africa International Tax Conflict of Laws Communications Law Computers and the Law Problems in Class Actions

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/international-programs/international-law-courses/ (2016-02-12)
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  • International Scholarship and Research | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    conducted extensive research on international law issues Thomas E Skinner Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Special Programs Bryan Fair supervises the study abroad program at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland He has also taught comparative law courses at Fribourg Professor William Andreen has taught and lectured in a number of countries around the world including Australia China Ethiopia Sweden Switzerland Tanzania and the United Kingdom He has also advised the governments of Tanzania Ethiopia and Moldova on various environmental and administrative law matters He directs the study abroad program with The Australian National University where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor and is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Commission on Environmental Law He has published four articles in Australian law journals and two articles in Tanzania In addition he has published a book chapter on comparative water law and an article on the challenge of strengthening environmental law in the developing world Jim Bryce has been teaching International Tax for 10 years Judge Joseph Colquitt taught at the Russian Legal Academy in Moscow Switzerland and Australia Professor J Shahar Dillbary taught lectured consulted and advised among other places in North America Europe the Middle East and Africa He is a member of a number of international organizations including the Academic Society for Competition Law ASCOLA the International Industrial Organization Economics Organization IIOC as well as the European Canadian and Italian Law and Economics Associations He has been admitted to the New York and the Israeli bars Professor Heather Elliott has written a chapter to appear in a textbook on comparative law US and Portugese Law She has also taught American Public Law at the Jagiellonion University in Cracow Poland Professor Bill Henning is a member of the U S State Department s Advisory Committee on Private International Law and serves as a member of a State Department delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law that is working on a model secured transactions law for developing nations As an Alabama Uniform Law Commissioner he has participated in several projects designed to implement international conventions in ways that are not disruptive of state law including notably the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support He serves the Uniform Law Commission as a delegate to the Joint Editorial Board on International Law Professor Tony Freyer has published in the areas of international law and comparative law He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and in Australia Professor Freyer holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Warsaw Poland He has studied antitrust law in Japan Professor Dan Joyner has published a book in the area of international law and weapons of mass destruction He was a senior associate member of St Antony s College at Oxford University Professor Ronald Krotosynski has published a book on comparative law and the First Amendment s free speech rights

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/international-programs/international-scholarship-and-research/ (2016-02-12)
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  • International Summer Programs | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    School has a program with the Australian National University which is located in the nation s capital city Canberra Each summer a group of students travel from Alabama to Australia for approximately five weeks They take a survey course in Australian law and a substantive course co taught by professors from both schools As part of the survey course our students generally visit Parliament House the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory Australian National University is the national university of Australia and promotes a research intensive approach to the study of law Moreover Canberra is the capital city of the nation Canberra moreover offers many recreational activities including the National Museum of Australia the National Gallery the National War Memorial the National Portrait Gallery and the Australian Institute of Sport Each winter a group of students from Australia spend five weeks at the Law School They take two courses for academic credit from the ANU Students participating in the Australia program will be out of the country for one third of the summer Since the program is for only one third of the summer those students going abroad will have the opportunity to clerk at a firm take classes extern or other activities for the first two thirds of the summer If you are interested in participating in the Australia exchange program registration begins in late fall For information please contact Professor Bill Andreen at wandreen law ua edu University of Fribourg in Switzerland Due to changes in academic calendars the University of Fribourg in Switzerland summer program is suspended and will not be offered in Summer 2015 The program is being re evaluated and information will be posted when it becomes available In 1996 the Law School formally established a summer program

    Original URL path: http://www.law.ua.edu/academics/international-programs/international-summer-programs/ (2016-02-12)
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