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Civil Rights and 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 is taught by faculty associated with the Law School's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. During the fall of 2015, the clinic will be offered on Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45pm and taught by Professors Lorraine Bannai and Charlotte Garden, and Staff Attorney Jessica Levin.
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. 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, Charlotte Garden, Jessica Levin, or Bob Chang.
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.