Civil Rights Clinic


The Civil Rights Clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent plaintiffs in mediations in the Southern District of New York, largely in the employment discrimination context.

The Clinic

In addition, the clinic may offer students the opportunity to engage in appellate advocacy in the form of amicus briefs and other system reform efforts in the areas of voting rights, gender equity and racial justice, which will be conducted in conjunction with other public interest organizations.   Students in the clinic will also participate in a seminar to complement their advocacy work.  Seminars will cover the substantive law at issue in the casework and many of the lawyering skills and ethical considerations important to social justice advocacy.

Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways:  Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment

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Full-Year Clinic
5 credits in the Fall, 3 credits in the Spring

Approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement
Enrollment is Limited. Registration is Binding.

Course Description
To Apply to this clinic, please visit the OCEL Application Information Page