Clinical Information

Fall or Spring Clinical
Open to 2L, 3L students
LLM students by permission
Prerequisites: None 

Students at HIRC receive intensive instruction and close supervision. They meet regularly with clinical supervisors, typically for one to two hours each week of their clinical assignment. Supervisors audit students’ interviews with clients and carefully involve students in decisions about strategy. As a general rule, clinical supervisors extend major responsibility for cases to students, with regular guidance and feedback. 

Students engage in a broad range of clinical activities: 

  • Client interviews and testimony preparation
  • Factual investigation
  • Drafting affidavits
  • Expert testimony preparation
  • Case strategy
  • Legal research and writing
  • Appearances at administrative hearings
  • Projects in human rights advocacy 
Last modified: February 03, 2012

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