Rising for Justice

A joint project of Washington, DC, law schools, Rising for Justice allows students to gain practical experience while providing legal representation, assistance, and counseling to low-income clients in the District of Columbia in Housing Court.

Rising for Justice 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 represent tenants in landlord-tenant actions, but also may handle some consumer cases, negligence cases, and other civil matters.  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, and conducting all motions hearings and trials pursuant to the Superior Court’s student practice rule. Weekly clinic classes are held in the evening off site at the Rising for Justice offices.

For more information, please visit the Rising for Justice website.

Contact Us

The George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics
Rising for Justice Clinic
901 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Additional Information

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