Civil Rights Clinic
Not offered 2020–21
The Civil Rights Clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent clients in trial and appellate litigation and to develop and implement advocacy campaigns. Working under faculty supervision, students will be introduced to civil litigation and social justice advocacy in a variety of contexts and forums by working on behalf of indigent, institutional or pro bono clients on a range of civil rights matters, including employment and housing discrimination, voting rights, educational equity, food equity, and unfair barriers to the courts. In addition to casework, the students in the clinic will attend 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.
The Civil Rights Clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent clients in trial and appellate litigation and to develop and implement advocacy campaigns. The clinic includes fieldwork and a co-requisite seminar component.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment
8 Credits Total — CLC 300 (5 Credits) and CLC 310 (3 Credits)