Spring 2021 • Clinic
Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic
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. Students who have not yet taken Election Law will work with the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to enroll.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: August 31, 2020.
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: 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.