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Reason # 11: CHAMPS Clinic

"The CHAMPS Clinic is a collaboration of the School of Law, the USC School of Medicine, Palmetto Health, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, and South Carolina Legal Services.  It will provide students with the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary learning and community engagement in the context of live-client legal cases.  More specifically, students will take legal cases on behalf of low income families referred from Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group.  These cases will address the social-determinants of clients’ health.  The law students will work collaboratively on these legal cases with doctors, social workers and other health professionals.  In addition to case work, the course will have a seminar component during which students will learn the doctrine, theory, lawyering skills, and policy relevant to their case work.  The seminar will also provide the students opportunities to lead discussions about case-related issues and solicit feedback from colleagues on those issues."


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