Vaccine Injury Clinic
Established in 1994, the Vaccine Injury Clinic is the only one of its kind in the country. Students in the clinic represent young children and adults who are seeking compensation for vaccine-related injuries and death. They appear in trial and appellate proceedings before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Students also have the opportunity to engage in law reform activities, including drafting and filing in appellate courts amici curiae briefs on important vaccine issues.
The clinic has obtained compensation in a wide variety of cases to ensure that children and adults with severe mental and physical disabilities resulting from vaccine injuries receive excellent care for the rest of their lives. The clinic has also won important appellate victories, including rulings from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit making it easier for vaccine-injured persons to obtain compensation in court.
Students in the clinic have the opportunity to become involved in other law reform activities in the vaccine injury area.