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In a broad range of civil cases–from landlord-tenant and civil forfeiture, social security disability, unemployment compensation, employment discrimination, civil rights and consumer fraud – students have achieved highly successful results for their clients.

Several examples:

  • In a case highlighted in a local bar association publication, students successfully won a hard fought battle on behalf of a blind tenant who was wrongfully evicted from her subsidized apartment and successfully enabled her safe return to her rightful home. 
  • In a recent federal civil rights case, students successfully conducted a three week jury trial and prevailed on 1st and 8th amendment claims against defendants. 
  • In case after case, students have won impressive court victories and negotiated highly favorable settlements on behalf of victims of race, age and disability discrimination in the workplace, on behalf of prisoners injured by institutional misconduct, and on behalf of homeowners defending against governmental action seeking the civil forfeiture of their homes.

Registration Information

Civil Practice Clinic: One semester course offered both Fall and Spring semesters
# of Credits:

7 credits (may drop one credit in exchange for satisfying 35 hours of student’s pro bono requirement).

Pre-requisites: None
Registration Information: Open to JD 3L students and 2nd semester 2L students.

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