The externship provides training in federal disability law (the SSI and SSDI programs), as well as the CAPI program (an SSI-like program from the State of California for certain eligible legal residents). Students will represent homeless individuals throughout LA County in SSI, SSDI, and CAPI appeal hearings. Range of work will include initial client interview; research and writing; drafting hearing brief; representing client at hearing (before ALJ). Short projects in addition to case work. The field placement is complemented by an academic component, including several class meetings on campus and/or via videoconferencing. For specific details, please see the Externship Office staff and course syllabus.