D.C. Law Students in Court
A joint project of five Washington, DC, law schools, DC Law Students in Court (DCLSIC) allows students to gain practical experience while providing legal representation, assistance, and counseling to low-income clients in the District of Columbia.
DCLSIC offers the opportunity for students to develop skills as trial lawyers while representing indigent persons in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Students may participate in either the civil division (which focuses primarily on the representation of tenants in landlord–tenant actions, but also handles some consumer, negligence, and other civil matters) or the criminal division (in which student litigators defend persons charged with misdemeanor offenses). Students in both divisions have the opportunity to participate in jury trials. Participants are responsible for all aspects of litigation under the supervision of clinical instructors: interviewing clients and witnesses, conducting investigations, preparing pleadings, engaging in settlement negotiations or plea bargaining, and conducting all motions hearings and trials pursuant to the Superior Court's third-year practice rule.
For more information, please visit the DCLSIC web site.
DC Law Students in Court
616 H Street NW, Suite 500,
Washington, DC 20001