Free Speech Clinic

Credit Hours: 2

The Free Speech Clinic allows students to gain legal practice experience through pro bono representation in actual First Amendment cases (excluding the religion clauses). Clinic students work closely with experienced attorneys to identify cases of interest, research legal issues, and draft motions and briefs. In addition, clinic students will receive weekly classroom instruction on procedural and substantive issues relevant to their cases, federal and state court decisions, and recent developments in First Amendment law. The Free Speech Clinic is year-long, and open to second and third-year Law students, with preference given to those who have taken Constitutional Law. The application process requires a short statement of interest (maximum of 500 words), resume, and transcript. Enrollment is capped at twelve students.