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Requirements

The Domestic Violence Litigation Clinic is a two-semester, eight-credit clinic (four credits/semester) open to second- and third-year students in good academic standing as well as to evening students who have significant availability during workday hours. Evidence and Trial Advocacy are pre- or co-requisites. Clinic students are also encouraged to take the Intensive Trial Advocacy, Pre-trial Advocacy, Family Law and the Sexual Assault Seminar.

All students in the Clinic must participate in the Domestic Violence Litigation Clinic Seminar, which covers substantive areas of law likely to be encountered in Clinic cases, trial advocacy and other necessary skills. The seminar meets once a week for two hours, either at the Law School or at NYLAG’s office at 7 Hanover Square in Manhattan, and also includes case reviews and skills simulation and critique.

In addition to taking the seminar class, Clinic students are also required to attend individual case meetings with Adjunct Professors Susser and Rivera at NYLAG.