Civil Rights Litigation

The Civil Rights Litigation Clinic will focus on teaching the basic skills needed to be a civil rights lawyer. Students will be involved in the litigation of pending cases involving a range of substantive issues under federal and California civil rights law.

An effort will be made to have students handle court hearings, depositions and other litigation events. We will use the cases and our weekly class sessions to teach the substance of civil rights law focusing on constitutional claims brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and similar California statutes.