San Francisco faces a stark housing crisis, with apartment rental prices soaring to unprecedented heights. For some property owners, this means enormous financial temptation to unlawfully displace tenants. Lower-income tenants are most vulnerable to these tactics, and if they lose their homes, they can no longer afford to live in the area. In some cases, the result can be homelessness. This course will teach students substantive landlord-tenant law, as well as core client-representation skills such as interviewing and counseling clients, developing case strategies, gathering evidence, drafting demand letters and complaints, and negotiating with opposing counsel. These skills are universally applicable regardless of your eventual legal practice area. This training will form the foundation of your HLP client work this summer, where each student will represent an actual client from start-to-finish in a housing dispute. In undertaking these important cases, HLP students often resolve the disputes through negotiation, but occasionally must draft complaints and argue the merits in court. This course is open only to 1L students who are selected for the Honors Lawyering Program.