Clinic students represent prisoners and former offenders in Ohio and federal courts on claims that their civil rights were violated by abuse or other means while incarcerated. Students handle all aspects of a case, beginning with client interviews and continuing, with a limited law license, through trial and appeal.
“Students who complete the Constitutional Litigation Clinic graduate practice ready. The clinic allows students to represent prisoners in all aspects of federal civil litigation, from the initial drafting of the complaint, through discovery, trial and appeal. My job is to get the students prepared and then get out of their way so they can shine.”
– Professor David Singleton, clinic director
How to qualify
Students must have completed 60 credit-hours of coursework, two-semesters in externships, be certified as a legal intern with a limited law license by the Supreme Court of Ohio, and be accepted by the clinic director.
What to expect
The clinic requires a year-long commitment.