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Forty-three students were sworn in to represent real clients in actual cases under supervision by professors in the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center. Presiding Justice Karen K. Peters of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, led the induction ceremony.
The award-winning Clinic & Justice Center, established in 1981, combines theory and practice through its in-house public interest law firm, providing free legal services to eligible clients throughout the Capital Region. In a typical academic year, the clinic recruits hundreds of students for clinic projects, represents hundreds of clients, and offers more than 40 community education activities.
The Clinic & Justice Center is comprised of six in-house clinics: Civil Rights & Disabilities Law Clinic; Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic; Family Violence Litigation Clinic; Health Law Clinic; Introduction to Litigation Clinic; and Low Income Tax Payer Clinic. Students also have the opportunity to participate in internships through the Field Placement Clinic.