LAW 838

Civil Rights Litigation Practicum

The civil rights litigation practicum prepares students to litigate civil rights cases and appreciate the role of litigation in broader efforts to improve government accountability.  Students will tackle questions of litigation strategy, practice litigation drafting skills, and work in teams on civil rights cases in collaboration with plaintiffs’ attorneys in solo practices, small firm settings, and non-profit organizations.  

The class is scheduled to meet once a week for two hours. You and your litigation team will also meet weekly, by phone or in person, with Professor Schwartz and your supervising attorneys. In addition to class preparation and class attendance, you can expect to spend approximately ten hours per week on your cases.  

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