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Civil Advocacy Clinic
The Civil Advocacy Clinic works on a variety of civil cases, with a focus on economic justice. A typical CAC docket includes employment, consumer protection, housing, and public benefits cases. The Evening Section of the CAC handles family law matters in addition to other types of civil cases.
Community and Economic Development Law Clinic
The Community and Economic Development Law Clinic represents community-based nonprofit organizations and small businesses that bring money, services, and dignity to under-served neighborhoods in D.C. and suburban Maryland.
Criminal Justice Clinic
The Criminal Justice Clinic accepts misdemeanor and juvenile justice cases on referral from the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office on the defense side. On the prosecution side, students do their case work in the Maryland State's Attorney's Office in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties.
D.C. Law Students in Court
D.C. Law Students in Court (LSIC) students and staff make over one thousand appearances in court each year. Students represent clients in D.C. Superior Court, primarily in the Landlord and Tenant and Small Claims Branches. The program works to fight the consequences of poverty, to prevent homelessness and to alleviate inequalities in the justice system while teaching students to become effective advocates.
Disability Rights Law Clinic
The Disability Rights Law Clinic works with clients and their families in a variety of matters related to disability law and people with disabilities (both mental and physical).
The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic
The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic works with creative artists, non-profit organizations, small inventors and entrepreneurs, scholars, traditional communities, and others who otherwise would not have access to high-quality intellectual property law services.
Immigrant Justice Clinic
The Immigrant Justice Clinic provides representation on a broad range of cases and projects involving individual immigrants and migrants, and their communities, both in the D.C. metropolitan area and overseas.
The International Human Rights Law Clinic
The International Human Rights Law Clinic offers student attorneys the opportunity to represent individuals, families or organizations alleging violations of recognized or developing human rights norms before international and domestic judicial bodies.
Janet R. Spragens Federal Income Tax Clinic
The Janet R. Spragens Federal Income Tax Clinic represents low income individuals who are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
Designed to appeal to a broad range of students, the Re-Entry Clinic bridges criminal and civil law. The core purpose of this clinic is to help persons convicted of crimes (including former prisoners) to overcome legal and other barriers related to their criminal records. The Re-Entry Clinic may also engage on cases and projects relating to prisoners’ rights.
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Clinic
Coming in Fall 2020! The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Clinic provides students with an immersive experience in general transactional practice, with an emphasis on serving early stage entrepreneurs and social enterprises in Washington, D.C.
Women and the Law Clinic
In the Women and the Law Clinic, students see how gender, as it interacts with poverty, race, disability, immigration status, and sexuality, affects a client's experience of the legal system across a wide array of case types.
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