Insurance Law – 7008
Fall 2012** Multi-semester course
The Insurance Law Clinic offers 2Ls and 3Ls an excellent opportunity to learn litigation skills while effectively and confidently representing individuals and small businesses during all stages of an insurance claim and/or dispute. Work will include investigating, preparing and tendering an insurance claim; writing demand letters to insurers; drafting litigation pleadings, including complaints, discovery documents, motions, briefs, settlement agreements and other court documents; dealing with clients and opposing counsel; and possible courtroom work. The Clinic’s coverage cases may deal with any of the following types of insurance policies: auto liability, homeowner’s, property, business income, commercial general liability (CGL), professional liability, employment practices liability, health or disability.
Through classroom instruction and case supervision, students will learn the basic concepts and legal principles involved in property and liability insurance, and they will gain experience in a broad range of practice skills, such as negotiation, legal writing, case investigation, mediation, client counseling and state court practice.