Legal Clinic - Separation of Powers

The Separation of Powers Clinic allows students to gain practical legal experience identifying cases of interest, researching legal issues, and preparing appellate briefs for ongoing litigation involving separation of powers within the federal government and between the federal and state governments. Students accepted into the Clinic will also receive classroom instruction on separation-of-powers issues, including relevant cases and scholarship. There will also be guest speakers on occasion. The Clinic is a one-semester, letter-graded class with limited enrollment by application only. To be eligible to apply, students must have taken (or be taking in fall 2021) Constitutional Law I. Although not required, it will be beneficial for students also to have taken Separation of Powers: The Political Branches Seminar (Law 664). Students who complete all course requirements will receive two (2) graded in-class credits.