Washington Post article covering the clinic's suit on behalf of Charlottesville witness against Alex Jones, Info-Wars.
Civil Rights Clinic
The Civil Rights Clinic operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of discrimination and constitutional rights, workplace fairness, and open government.
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.
The Appeal news article covering the clinic's suit on behalf of Virginia resident against Twin County Regional Healthcare in Galax, Virginia.
Father of slain journalist Alison Parker takes on YouTube over alleged refusal to remove graphic videosFebruary 20, 2020 Civil Rights Clinic
Complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission arguing that YouTube violates its own terms of service by hosting videos of murdered journalist Alison Parker.