Two New Clinics at Yale Law School to Focus on Issues Important to Women

Yale Law School has announced the establishment of six new clinics where students can get hands-on legal experience. Students at Yale Law School can begin to work for the clinics and appear in court as early as their second semester in law school under the supervision of faculty members.

Two of the new clinics may have particular interest for women students at the law school. The Domestic Violence Clinic will give students the chance to represent victims of domestic violence in New Haven Superior Court. The Yale students will be involved in restraining order cases and in custody/violation hearings.

A second clinic that many women law students might find interesting is the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project. Students working in this clinic will advocate for reproductive health care providers and their patients. Students participating in this clinic will also be involved in legislative and regulatory legal work involving reproductive rights. Priscilla Smith, a clinical lecturer in law at Yale notes that “it is exciting to work with students who are so passionate about these issues and excited to put their new skills to the test in the rough and tumble political world of reproductive health.”

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