Law Students in Court

A joint project of Washington, D.C., law schools, D.C. 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.

D.C. Law Students in Court is a clinical program in pre-trial and trial litigation that offers students the opportunity to develop skills as litigators while representing persons in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  Students who participate in the civil division represent tenants in landlord-tenant actions, but also may handle some consumer cases, negligence cases, and other civil matters.  Students who participate in the criminal division represent persons charged with misdemeanor offenses, but also may handle some juvenile cases.  Under the supervision of clinical instructors, students are responsible for all aspects of litigation:  interviewing clients and witnesses, conducting investigations, preparing pleadings, engaging in settlement negotiations, engaging in plea bargaining, and conducting all motions hearings and trials pursuant to the Superior Court’s student practice rule.  Weekly clinic classes are held in the evening. 

For more information, please visit the DCLSIC web site.

DC Law Students in Court 
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20008 

For more information, please login to the Portal. A complete set of application instructions is posted at least a few weeks prior to the registration period for the following semester.