Special Focus Clinics

  • Actual Innocence Clinic: Students in the Actual Innocence Clinic investigate allegations of wrongful conviction based on claims of innocence, suggest strategies for relief on those cases, and study the root causes leading to wrongful convictions.
  • Asylum & Human Trafficking Clinic: Students in the Asylum and Human Trafficking Clinic prepare T visas, U visas, or asylum applications for foreign victims of trafficking. Students litigate cases by drafting civil complaints against traffickers and preparing clients to testify before an immigration judge.
  • Domestic Violence Clinic: Students in this Clinic work with organizations and agencies at the front line of direct representation of Domestic Violence clients.
  • Immigration Clinic: Students in this Clinic work with organizations and agencies at the front line of direct representation of Domestic Violence clients.
  • Mediation Clinic: Students in the Mediation Clinic get real world experience in assisting parties to reach resolution, if possible, in a wide variety of disputes.
  • Patent Clinic: Students in the experimental Patent Clinic gain experience drafting and filing patent applications for submission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Tax Clinic: Students in the Tax Clinic educate Houstonians on tax-related legal issues and help low-income taxpayers resolve tax problems, including filing protests with IRS appeals and preparing and filing petitions with the U.S. Tax Court.
  • Trademark Clinic: Along with the Patent Clinic, the Trademark Clinic is a part of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Pilot Certification program, which grants law students limited recognition to practice before the Office under faculty supervision.