Unemployment Compensation Practicum
The Practicum is staffed by Attorneys John Stember and Dan Berlin of Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling, a downtown Pittsburgh union-side, labor and employment firm. John Stember has directed the Pitt Practicum since its inception and has represented thousands of claimants over his career. In private practice since 1966, he previously worked at Neighborhood Legal Services and co-directed the UC clinic at Duquesne Law School. Dan Berlin has practiced civil rights and human rights law since 2009, and he regularly represents claimants in UC hearings and appeals throughout Western, PA. Detailed biographies can be found at www.stembercohn.com.
The UC Practicum is a 2-credit course – 720 minutes (eight 90 minute sessions) of classroom time and at least 52 hours of field work. Students may choose to work on cases in the spring semester for additional credit.
Students will be graded based upon class attendance, client interaction, hearing preparation, and management of case deadlines.