Fields of Practice-Community Justice

Community Justice Section:  Housing, Civil Rights, and Community Lawyering


This section will be offered for Spring 15 only as a one semester clinic


This section teaches law students substantive, procedural and practical advocacy skills in order to assist clinic clients with housing and civil rights issues.  Particular emphasis will be placed on social justice issues in the context of community lawyering.  Students will investigate and analyze law and facts in individual and group contexts, research substantive law, draft pleadings, participate in community education and outreach, and advocate informally, administratively, and through carefully targeted state and federal litigation.  Students are expected to master advanced lawyering skills in this clinical section.