What does the First Amendment Clinic do?
The Clinic provides law students with the opportunity to gain real-world practice experience representing clients on First Amendment issues, preparing students to take a leadership role in protecting free expression and freedom of the press once they leave law school.
Under the supervision of the Clinic director, students provide direct client representation and advocacy, including pre-complaint consultation/investigation and representation during litigation, on issues of free speech and expression, press rights and newsgathering, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government for grievances. The Clinic provides these services at no charge to clients in order to facilitate legal representation of individuals or organizations who may not otherwise have access to counsel with First Amendment expertise.
Does the Clinic’s work cover all aspects of the First Amendment?
How is the Clinic funded?
How is the Clinic staffed?