The clinic does not focus on a single area of law. Instead, it takes on meaningful public interest cases that are especially good teaching vehicles, including open government cases, cases involving administrative agencies, and consumer protection cases. The clinic’s clients are public interest, civil rights, environmental and other non-profit organizations, as well as individuals in need of legal services. Students joining the clinic will be expected to work for at least 21 hours/week, including attending the two-hour weekly seminar.

Students will be engaged in substantial legal and factual research, drafting pleadings, motions, and substantial briefs, meeting with clients and opposing counsel, and attending court proceedings.

Clinic Logistics

Credits:
6

Duration:
Semester Long

Number of Participants:
6 students per semester

Open to:
2Ls and 3Ls (at least 30 credits). Preference will be given to 3Ls.

Average Time Commitment:
21 hours per week