Civil Legal Assistance Clinic

Students in the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic represent individual clients and collaborate with community groups on matters related to housing, employment, and other areas of civil rights and economic justice.

Enrollment Options and Credit Hours

  • Full year (fall and spring semester) – 4 credit hours per semester

Skills Learned

  • Interviewing
  • Factual Investigation
  • Case Theory
  • Case Planning
  • Counseling
  • Negotiation
  • Drafting Pleadings
  • Writing Letters and Memos for Different Audiences
  • Depositions and Written Discovery
  • Using Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Applying Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Developing Your Professional Identity
  • Collaborating with Colleagues
  • Lawyering Across Cultural Divides
  • Recognizing Social Contexts of Legal Problems & Relationships


  • Pre-requisite courses: Evidence
  • Co-requisite courses: Civil Lawyering Process must be taken in the fall semester


Associate Professor of Law
(919) 962-2515 |
3060 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, Director of Clinical Programs
(919) 962-2552 |
3061 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall