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The author addresses some basic structural questions that the clinic's supervisor or supervisors might think about when beginning to design or renovate a program. These include the goals of the proposed clinic; the number and qualifications of its teaching and support staff; the desired relationships among staff members; the subject matter of the clinic's cases; the duration of the clinic, the amount of course credit that students should receive for taking it, and the caseload per student; the grading system; the relationships between the students and the tribunals or other fora in which they will be practicing; how the clinic will deal with client needs during summer and other academic vacations; the clinic's relationships with non-clinical faculty; and systems for recruiting and selecting clinic students.

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3 Clinical L. Rev. 175-247 (1996)