Client Counseling Team

About the Team

The UC Law SF Client Counseling Team is an organization designed to focus on skills development, and integrating “real world” experience with theories and principles of client interviewing and counseling. All team units are subject to the overall 18-unit credit limit for non-classroom work as set forth in the Academic Regulations and Other Rules Applicable to Students.

How to Participate

All  team members must have completed the Interviewing and Counseling course, or in the alternative, may participate after obtaining instructor pre-approval. Although enrollment in the team takes place in the spring semester, team activities begin in the fall semester.

All interested students are invited to attend a 2-hour introductory session in the fall semester. Students who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in Interviewing and Counseling, or have obtained instructor approval, may enter the in-school competition held in mid-November.

The students selected through the in-house competition will represent UC Law SF in the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition. (UC Law SF will pay for the travel costs, including meals and lodging, for the ABA competition). At the instructor’s discretion, students who are not selected to compete, but who would like to continue to participate on the team, may be invited to join the team as non-competing members.

Over the winter break, all team members are required to study materials on interviewing and counseling, as well as the substantive law chosen for the ABA competition. In the spring semester, all team members engage in mandatory 2-1/2 hour practices twice a week through mid-February.