University of Virginia Law Students Participate in Pro Bono Civil Rights Law Clinic
Filed in Black Studies on February 22, 2017
Students at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Charlottesville Legal Aid Justice Center have formed the Civil Rights Litigation Pro Bono Clinic, funded in part by a grant from the Jesse Ball duPont Fund.
Law school students will gain practical experience working on civil rights and racial justice cases. The goal of the clinic is to bring cases that have the potential to provide real and concrete relief to large groups of people who have been harmed by discrimination or deprivation of protected rights.
Angela Ciolfi, litigation director of the Legal Aid Justice Center, said “we hope the students will come away with a deeper understanding of the role of race and poverty in American life and the role of lawyers in challenging all the policies and systems that perpetuate poverty.”