* Formerly Law Students in Court

The Rising for Justice program (RFJ) is one of the oldest and most well-regarded clinical programs in the city. It is a unique consortium of 5 law schools whose students provide quality legal representation, assistance, and counseling to low-income clients in the District of Columbia.

Georgetown students participate in RFJ’s civil division, representing clients in civil matters in D.C. Superior Court and local administrative agencies.

Just knowing that you were on our side I never thought about losing the case. From the bottom of my heart I just thank God that you are there to help me who has no one to turn to in need.”
— Former RFJ client

For more information about RFJ, visit their external website.


Semester, Fall or Spring

Number of Participants:
10-15 students per semester

Open to:
2Ls or 3Ls

Average Time Commitment:
25 hours per week