Eliza Vorenberg

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Eliza VorenbergDirector of Pro Bono & Community Partnerships

Contact Information

401-254-4597evorenberg@rwu.eduOffice 243BSSRN Author Page

Eliza Vorenberg is the Director of Pro Bono and Community Partnerships and the Director of the Pro Bono Collaborative. Eliza is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (1983) and Columbia Law School (1990) and clerked for Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Herbert P. Wilkins. She has extensive experience in public interest law, the private sector, academia, and conflict resolution.

Her previous experience includes litigating employment and civil rights actions, investigating complaints of discrimination against faculty at UCLA and conducting sexual harassment training for UCLA faculty, mediating and conducting shuttle diplomacy for UCLA's Ombuds Office, and, as staff attorney at the Harriett Buhai Center in South Central Los Angeles, assisting low-income at-risk clients with their pro se family law matters. Prior to law school, Eliza was a housing and benefits advocate at Greater Boston Legal Services where she helped establish a unit focussing on homelessness. In addition, she served as a legislative aide to Massachusetts State Representative David B. Cohen.

She has directed the Pro Bono Collaborative since January, 2006.

Courses Taught

LAW.821New York Pro Bono Scholars Program

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Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education

Course Description

The New York Pro Bono Scholars Program (NYPBSP) bridges law school education and the practice of law while engaging students in the provision of critical legal assistance to low-income people. Students will provide approximately 520 hours of pro bono legal service over a 12-week period for which they will receive 12 fieldwork credits. In addition, students will take a two-credit weekly seminar on pro bono practice, access to justice and public interest lawyering. The field work will be graded Pass/Fail. The seminar will be graded.
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Clinic/Externship

Course Credits

12

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Eliza Vorenberg
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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.