Individual Representation Clinic

UC Law SF’s longest-running in-house clinic provides students a start-to-finish experience litigating cases on behalf of low- and moderate-income clients.

Students are supported and supervised by full-time UC Law SF faculty, but are the lead counsel from initial client interview through administrative or court hearings or negotiated settlement. Students learn transferable litigation skills, including: interviewing; counseling; case planning; fact investigation; case theory development; legal research; negotiating; approaches to addressing implicit bias; witness examination, and written and oral argument.

In Spring semesters, students represent workers in employment cases, including: (1) Wage and Hour cases filed in Superior Court, which may include civil discovery, negotiations, and trial; (2) administrative proceedings at the Labor Commissioner, such as mediated conferences and evidentiary hearings; and (3) unemployment insurance hearings before an ALJ.  In Fall semesters, students represent clients seeking disability insurance benefits in evidentiary hearings before federal Administrative Law Judges and/or represent clients in Superior Court petitions to have past their criminal convictions dismissed.

Course Instuctors

Each semester, two professors co-teach the class.

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Brittany Glidden

Associate Clinical Professor & Faculty Co-Director of Public Interest and the Social Justice Center
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Miye Goishi

The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law
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Gail Silverstein

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Co-Director of Public Interest and the Social Justice Center, and Clinical Professor of Law
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