This two credit litigation seminar is designed for those students seeking to explore the world of litigation, starting with non-adversarial hearings. It will discuss relevant Social Security Rulings, regulations, and court decisions as a framework for determining the representative’s role in the administrative hearing process. Students will be provided the opportunity, through class discussions and simulations, to prepare and present lay testimony, and cross examine Vocational Experts and Medical Advisors. The focus of the lay testimony is the impact of various medical impairments on the level of the claimant’s daily functioning. The following will be emphasized: exertional limitations, non-exertional limitations such as pain, manipulative functioning, and restrictions caused by mental or developmental impairments.
The final grade is based upon written pre-hearing arguments, hearing preparation, and performance in a simulated hearing.
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Last offered Fall 2014.