Civil Advocacy Clinic

Student Attorneys in the Civil Advocacy Clinic (CAC) help low-income clients achieve access to justice through advocacy in a variety of legal contexts. With a particular focus on economic justice, students help their clients solve legal problems and provide representation in civil matters in the courts and administrative agencies of the District of Columbia and Maryland.

In addition to a section for full-time students, the CAC has a section for part-time students, with a seminar that meets in the evenings and a somewhat reduced case load to accommodate school and work demands on their time.

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Our Areas of Focus

The Civil Advocacy Clinic’s docket typically contains cases involving employment, public benefits, consumer, and housing matters. The clinic is particularly committed to representing low-wage workers in wage theft cases against exploitative employers. Students work in teams of 2, and each team handles 2-3 cases.

Meet our Faculty