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Appellate Civil Rights Clinic

The Appellate Civil Rights Clinic represents litigants and amici in appeals of civil rights claims in federal and state courts.  Typical appeals include § 1983 cases arising from alleged police misconduct and unconstitutional prison conditions; cases alleging discrimination in employment and public accommodations; and cases alleging unlawful treatment stemming from protected First Amendment activity, poverty or socioeconomic status, and the exercise of other rights.  Students will work together and handle all aspects of appellate representation, albeit with close faculty supervision, such as identifying potential appellate issues, mastering relevant portions of the lower court record, conducting legal research, drafting briefs, and presenting oral argument.  

Martin J. Siegel, Appellate Civil Rights Clinic Director