Civil Law Clinic

Courtroom Bench

Students take on a wide variety of civil matters pending in local, state, and federal courts under faculty supervision. Students work with clients, appear in court, negotiate with opposing counsel, draft motions, and try cases. The clinic’s cases represent a wide variety of areas of practice, from public interest and civil rights to consumer, personal injury, contracts, and employment law. In class, students learn the building blocks of lawyering and litigation, simulating client interviews and conducting mock trials, discussing active clinic cases and the ethics of lawyering.