Family Court Externship

This clinic allows third year students an opportunity to represent clients in both Family Court and the Domestic Violence Court. The Family Court externship is a two-semester, two-track, four credits per semester course. The Family Division track allows students to learn about family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody, and adoption cases. In the domestic violence division, students are given the opportunity to provide in-court representation to victims of domestic violence in civil permanent injunction hearings.

Selected students attend a mandatory two-day orientation at the Legal Aid Society and attend a mandatory weekly classroom component.

Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility
Co-requisites: Family Law (first semester), Trial Advocacy Practice (by second semester), Evidence (by second semester)
Course Credit: 8 credits (4 credits each semester; this is a full-year clinic)
Grading: This is a graded clinic.
Faculty: Brenda Rivera