Gender Violence Clinic

The Gender Violence Clinic explores the ways in which gender and violence intersect. Students will examine several contexts in which issues of gender and violence overlap, including intimate partner abuse, trafficking, violence against imprisoned individuals, and violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The course will pay particular attention to the experiences of people of color and low income people experiencing violence and abuse. Students will engage in individual representation of clients in a range of cases implicating gender and violence. Subjects for litigation include domestic violence protective or peace orders; divorce; custody; immigration relief, including Violence Against Women Act self-petitions or T or U visa applications; expungement of criminal records for victims of trafficking; sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination; and violence against prisoners. Students may also engage in systemic advocacy work through legislative or community education projects.

Students who enroll in this course are required to attend the Law Practice Orientation Program.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course