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Civil Litigation Clinic


Fall or spring semester: 3 credits

The Civil Litigation Clinic (formerly called the Poverty Law Clinic) represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters before judicial and administrative bodies, including: (i) eviction lawsuits and administrative hearings; (ii) employment lawsuits and administrative hearings; (iii) consumer law lawsuits; and (iv) breach of contract lawsuits. Students will interview clients and witnesses, draft and analyze pleadings, discovery requests, discovery responses, and motions, and will engage in settlement negotiations, trial work, and, if necessary, appellate practice. Students will complete the clinic with knowledge and skills that they will be able to use in any litigation environment.