Office Location: MSL 146
J.D., University of St. Thomas
B.A., St. Olaf College
Laura Orr works as the clinical law fellow for the Elder Law Practice Group at the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (IPC). As a clinical law fellow, Ms. Orr represents low-income clients directly and via her supervision of certified law students.
Prior to accepting the position of clinical law fellow, she served as a certified law student in the IPC for two semesters. Ms. Orr also worked as an Executive Pathways Intern with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and interned in the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care. She has served as a member of Minnesota State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section Governing Council since 2009 and co-chairs the council’s Law Student Committee. Ms. Orr worked within two private law firms and a county attorney’s office before and during her time in law school.
|940||Clinic: Elder Law Practice||6|
|Description of course 940 :||Students will represent senior citizens in cases raising issues such as Medicaid coverage for long-term care, Medicare benefits, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, advance planning for incapacity and end of life ,subsidized housing issues for seniors, nursing home rights, elder abuse, and consumer scams targeting the elderly. Students will interview and counsel clients, research the law and investigate facts, draft transactional documents, draft and file pleadings, conduct discovery, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in administrative hearings and trials. Enrollment by permission only. [Prerequisite or Concurrent Enrollment: Professional Responsibility]|
|942||Clinic: Immigration Law Pr||6|
|Description of course 942 :||Students will represent immigrants seeking to improve their legal status in the United States and may handle political asylum applications, claims under the Violence Against Women Act, and other forms of immigration law relief. Students may conduct client interviews, engage in local and international fact investigation, draft immigration applications and client affidavits, work with expert witnesses, draft legal briefs, and represent clients before immigration judges and immigration-related divisions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Enrollment by permission only. [Prerequisite or Concurrent Enrollment: Professional Responsibility]|
|943||Clinic: Adv Practice Elder||1|
|Description of course 943 :||A small number of students who have completed a semester in the Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group may be asked to part- icipate in the clinic practice for a second semester by continuing client representation and providing assistance to new clinic students. Enrollment by permission only.|