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Supreme Court Clinic: Cases & Briefs

Since its founding in 2009, the Supreme Court Clinic has been busy handling a wide variety of cases, ranging from criminal and immigration to employment and civil rights. 

Clinic participants have won a landmark victory for immigrants facing deportation (Padilla v. Kentucky), preserved custodial mothers’ ability to collect child support from nonsupporting fathers (“deadbeat dads”) (Turner v. Rogers), and protected independent contractors from disability discrimination (Yuma v. Fleming).

Most recently, the Clinic successfully briefed, argued, and defeated one of the world’s largest movie studios in a David vs. Goliath battle over the copyright to the Academy Award-winning movie Raging Bull (Petrella v. MGM).

Pictured above: Lecturer Steve Kinnaird (L), former professor Stephanos Bibas (R), and clinic students at the Court after Kinnaird argued Padilla v. Kentucky (Oct. 2010).