What We Do
Students in this Clinic work with organizations and agencies at the front line of direct representation of Domestic Violence clients. In addition to work on individual cases, students research roots causes of domestic violence, its intersections in criminal/civil and family law practice, contemporary legislative and judicial responses, and the impact of domestic violence on diverse communities within the greater Houston metropolitan area.
Why We Selected This Clinic
This Clinic exposes students to the range contemporary social and legal issues found in domestic violence cases. It has direct future relevance for students intending to enter criminal law or family law practice. This clinic was created in response to student driven requests for an experiential avenue to explore the current practices and limitations when domestic violence presents in a client’s life. It further addresses the larger societal context by investigating and suggesting systemic change when appropriate.