The Civil Rights Clinic is an experiential education program of the Charlotte School of Law. The Clinic gives students an opportunity to engage in real-world advocacy while at the same time advancing local civil rights causes. The Clinic is headed by Professor Jason Huber.
Clinic students learn that in their role as advocates there are many ways to skin the proverbial cat, of which litigation is simply one. Students are allowed to choose to become with ongoing projects that fit there interests and are also free to introduce and implement new projects of their own.
The Clinic educates students in various ways to perform many of the different traditional litigation skills (fact investigation, pleading, motions practice, depositions, trial work, etc.), and also teaches how to be creative within ethical bounds in order to embrace different models of advocacy to advance the particular cause or client’s interest for which they are working. Teamwork, creativity, research, writing, brainstorming, networking, task assignment, and time management are skills emphasized in the Clinic’s work.
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