The Civil Rights and Disabilities Law Clinic provides law students with a rewarding opportunity to serve clients and develop professional skills. Under faculty supervision, students represent clients in various administrative forums and state and federal courts. Many clients are individuals with disabilities who are struggling against systemic barriers that interfere with their civil rights and independence.
Clinic students assist their clients in removing those barriers. Through simulated exercises and the representation of clients, student interns will develop the skills necessary to be effective attorneys: persuasion, drafting, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, interviewing, counseling, fact investigation, and trial practice. Students will also have the opportunity to successfully navigate complicated bureaucracies and negotiate with local, state, and federal officials.