Civil Rights Amicus Clinic

The Civil Rights Amicus Clinic is a 6-credit, one-semester course offered once each year that allows students to work on important, interesting civil rights issues pending before state and federal appeals courts. The clinic will be offered during the fall of 2015 on Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45.

Recently, clinic students have drafted briefs challenging Arizona's ethnic studies ban; fighting bias in closing argument and the application of the death penalty; and arguing the need for diversity on medical school faculties in a brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. The clinic is taught by faculty associated with the Law School's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. This fall, the clinic will be taught by Professors Lorraine Bannai, Charlotte Garden, and Staff Attorney Jessica Levin.

Students interested in the clinic should see the instructions for applying for the Civil Rights Amicus clinic, which require you to sign up for the clinic lottery and to submit an application. Please note the minimum grade requirements for applying for the clinic. Students taking Legal Writing II in the Spring 2015 will not be confirmed in the clinic until their Legal Writing II grades are verified. All applicants must attend an information session or watch the video below. The instructions for applying may be found here.

For more information about the Civil Rights Amicus Clinic, including descriptions of the work of the Korematsu Center and copies of briefs written in its cases, explore the Korematsu Center webpage. You can also contact Professors Lorraine Bannai, bannail@seattleu.edu; Charlotte Garden, gardenc@seattleu.edu; Jessica Levin, levinje@seattleu.edu; or Bob Chang, changro@seattleu.edu.

Students studying in front of Sullivan Hall