Listen to Immersion Clinic student Ciara Cooney’s oral argument before the D.C. Circuit seeking to overrule a decades-old precedent that undermines the procedural rights of federal employees harmed by workplace discrimination.
Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic
The Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic handles a wide range of public-interest appellate litigation – from civil rights to consumer law to workers’ rights to access-to-justice issues to immigration law to criminal justice, to name a few. As its name indicates, the clinic involves Georgetown Law students in a concentrated, immersive experience. Read our appellate briefs, and meet our staff.
Our practice in nationwide in scope. We handle appeals in the federal circuits from coast to coast and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Clinic students are enrolled full-time for an entire semester litigating actual appeals under the supervision of the clinic’s director and litigation fellows. Clinic students also take a co-requisite course on the law of the appellate courts taught by the clinic director.
Students are required to work not only on their “own” cases, but to collaborate intensively on their classmates’ cases. In this way, students have significant input on a range of cases over the semester and leave the clinic with appellate-litigation skills and an appreciation of what it means to be a generalist appellate practitioner.
Listen to Immersion Clinic Fellow Esthena Barlow’s oral argument before the First Circuit in an important appeal involving allegations of homophobic and transphobic harassment under Title IX.
Listen to Immersion Clinic Deputy Director Maddie Meth’s oral argument before the en banc Fifth Circuit concerning the breadth of coverage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the nation’s most important employment-discrimination law.