First Amendment Clinics (ASUF 45230) 30007935

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First Amendment Clinics (ASUF 45230) 30007935 First Amendment Clinics Proposal for First Amendment Legal Clinic 1. The Sandra Day OConnor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU Law) will create a First Amendment Legal Clinic (FALC) to address core first amendment issues of local and regional importance related to free speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. The FALC will not address freedom of religion and church/state issues. 2. The FALC will be guided by a tenured Faculty Advisor and staffed by a Fellow (to be hired). The initial Faculty Advisor will be Professor James Weinstein, and he shall serve for a minimum of X years . Once notified of grant award, a Fellow will immediately be sought to lead the day-to-day operations of the clinic, which Fellow will be engaged on an annual contract which may be renewed at ASU Laws discretion. The Fellow must be a U.S. citizen, admitted to the Arizona state bar, with practice experience and background in constitutional law. 3. The Clinic will be operated in accordance with ASU Laws clinical program policies. Eligible students are 2Ls and 3Ls in good academic standing meeting Rule 38 requirements. Students may enroll for between 3 and 6 credit hours in the Fall, Spring, and main Summer semesters. 4. Each semester the FALC will conduct at least one public outreach event to enhance community knowledge of core first amendment issues. 5. The FALC will begin operations in the Fall Semester of 2018. Up to X students will be enrolled each semester. A minimum of 4 students will participate each academic year. 6. We propose an initial allocation of grant funds as attached in Exhibit 1. We prefer not to allocate funding for the Faculty Advisor; rather we will provide relief from other duties. Instead, we prefer to hire a Fellow with more developed abilities to lead clinic cases and supervise students, and anticipate a salary in the range of $80,000 annually for such person. First Amendment Clinics The Sandra Day OConnor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU Law) will create a First Amendment Legal Clinic (FALC) to address core first amendment issues of local and regional importance related to free speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. The FALC will not address freedom of religion and church/state issues. The FALC will be guided by a tenured Faculty Advisor and staffed by a Fellow (to be hired). The initial Faculty Advisor will be Professor James Weinstein, and he shall serve for a minimum of X years. Once notified of grant award, a Fellow will immediately be sought to lead the day-to-day operations of the clinic, which Fellow will be engaged on an annual contract which may be renewed at ASU Laws discretion. The Fellow must be a U.S. citizen, admitted to the Arizona state bar, with practice experience and background in constitutional law. The Clinic will be operated in accordance with ASU Laws clinical program policies. Eligible students are 2Ls and 3Ls in good academic standing meeting Rule 38 requirements. Students may enroll for between 3 and 6 credit hours in the Fall, Spring, and main Summer semesters. Each semester the FALC will conduct at least one public outreach event to enhance community knowledge of core first amendment issues. The FALC will begin operations in the Fall Semester of 2018. Up to X students will be enrolled each semester. A minimum of 4 students will participate each academic year. We propose an initial allocation of grant funds as attached in Exhibit 1. We prefer not to allocate funding for the Faculty Advisor; rather we will provide relief from other duties. Instead, we prefer to hire a Fellow with more developed abilities to lead clinic cases and supervise students, and anticipate a salary in the range of $80,000 annually for such person. First Amendment Clinics Proposal for First Amendment Legal Clinic 1. The Sandra Day OConnor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU Law) will create a First Amendment Legal Clinic (FALC) to address core first amendment issues of local and regional importance related to free speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. The FALC will not address freedom of religion and church/state issues. 2. The FALC will be guided by a tenured Faculty Advisor and staffed by a Fellow (to be hired). The initial Faculty Advisor will be Professor James Weinstein, and he shall serve for a minimum of X years . Once notified of grant award, a Fellow will immediately be sought to lead the day-to-day operations of the clinic, which Fellow will be engaged on an annual contract which may be renewed at ASU Laws discretion. The Fellow must be a U.S. citizen, admitted to the Arizona state bar, with practice experience and background in constitutional law. 3. The Clinic will be operated in accordance with ASU Laws clinical program policies. Eligible students are 2Ls and 3Ls in good academic standing meeting Rule 38 requirements. Students may enroll for between 3 and 6 credit hours in the Fall, Spring, and main Summer semesters. 4. Each semester the FALC will conduct at least one public outreach event to enhance community knowledge of core first amendment issues. 5. The FALC will begin operations in the Fall Semester of 2018. Up to X students will be enrolled each semester. A minimum of 4 students will participate each academic year. 6. We propose an initial allocation of grant funds as attached in Exhibit 1. We prefer not to allocate funding for the Faculty Advisor; rather we will provide relief from other duties. Instead, we prefer to hire a Fellow with more developed abilities to lead clinic cases and supervise students, and anticipate a salary in the range of $80,000 annually for such person. First Amendment Clinics ASU Law First Amendment Clinic Proposal An additional staff member would allow our clinic to better serve our students and potential clients and take on a greater number of matters. Adding a fellow to the First Amendment Clinic would allow the Director to focus on developing new cases while the fellow manages the docket. We also understand and appreciate the need to find clients with real problems and look to update our First Amendment Clinic website to create more ease in attracting potential clients and allowing them to see the work we are doing and what services we can offer. Lastly, we believe we could provide a unique experience for other First Amendment Clinic directors by hosting a conference in Phoenix. The focus of the conference would be two-fold; we would dive into the practicalities behind running a successful clinic when students have competing priorities as well as making sure clinics serve clients with real needs. We are excited about some of the possibilities that hosting a conference in Arizona bring such as a bus trip to either newsworthy or recreational areas, or a chance to hear from reporters in small counties working to preserve First Amendment issues. It would be our great honor to partner with you to continue the work of the First Amendment Clinic and enhance the work we are doing. With your $263,203 grant, we can: Hire a fellow for two years Update the First Amendment Clinic website Host a conference for First Amendment Clinic directors Thank you for your consideration of this additional investment in the First Amendment Clinic. 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StatusActive
Effective start/end date6/1/185/31/23

Funding

  • Stanton Foundation: $1,049,740.00

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