What is HeLP?
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Law 6090 is a 3 Credit Hour course offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. The course is currently scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM until 10:15 AM in Room 652.
The HeLP Clinic offers students the opportunity to develop basic lawyering skills, such as client interviewing, counseling and representation; negotiation; research and drafting; and case management. HeLP Clinic students handle cases involving guardianship, Medicaid, housing, SSI, education and employment issues. Students interact directly with clients under the supervision of the Clinic's Directors and Supervising Attorney. The HeLP Clinic is an interdisciplinary learning experience. Students work collaboratively with Residents and Medical Students from Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine, and with Master's in Public Health and Master's in Social Work students from Georgia State University. HeLP Clinic students are also required to perform client intake at Children's at Hughes Spalding, as part of a Clinic program called "Intake Mondays", and to attend patient rounds with residents at Children's at Hughes Spalding.
Weekly class sessions cover substantive and procedural law, as well as Clinic administrative procedures and lawyering skills. These classes will also include more formal discussions of specific case issues. Additionally, students meet weekly with their assigned Supervisor to discuss and evaluate their assigned cases. Students are required to complete an average of seven hours of Clinic case work per week exclusive of class time.
In order to work inside the hospital, students must be tested and confirm vaccinations for certain diseases. Work in the Clinic will likely require travel to Children's at Scottish Rite, Children's at Egleston, and Children's at Hughes Spalding. Students enrolled in the Clinic must attend a mandatory day-long Orientation session. Students will be notified of the date of the session upon registration.