Our docket covers a variety of subject matters, including voting rights, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, police brutality, conditions of carceral confinement, and equal protection in education, among others. In recent years, about half of our cases have involved trial-level litigation in federal district courts, and the other half have involved appeals in federal courts of appeals and, on occasion, in the Supreme Court.

Each year, CRC students draft court-ready documents, argue in federal and state courts, meet and negotiate with opposing counsel, take depositions, argue and present during mediations before federal judges, and develop relationships with their clients. Through this experience, students gain direct exposure to complex litigation practice, the public-interest law community, and the kinds of clients—both individual and organizational—served by public-interest lawyers. In addition to litigating, students also participate in a weekly civil-rights seminar and a weekly litigation-skills workshop.

To learn more about these projects, visit our Recent Cases page.