Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Tools (2 spring classroom credits). The clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in the required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: Election Law.
By Permission: Yes – applications are due by November 15, 2019.
Add/Drop Deadline: December 6, 2019.
LLM Students: International students on F-1 student visas are required to have Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization; LL.M. students are not eligible for CPT.
Placement Site: Various externship placements.
The Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic focuses on voter suppression and redistricting law and policy, but students may choose a placement that includes work in other areas of election law including election administration, campaign finance, political party regulation, and ethics. The work may be at the local, state, and/or national level, and could focus on the needs of a particular community or a broader audience. Students in the Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic will have placements at externships with non-profit litigation and advocacy groups, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Campaign Legal Center, and Common Cause.
Placements: Students who enroll in this clinic will be contacted by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to begin the placement process of matching students with externship programs. Most clinical work will be done remotely, although there may be opportunities to travel for those working for organizations based in New York or Washington, D.C.
Application: Enrollment in the Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic is by application only. Applications are due to Ruth Greenwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of the day on November 15, 2019. Students should include a resume and a short statement of interest (500 words or less) in their application. Once accepted, students will work with the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to finalize their registrations.