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Civil Clinic: Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC)

Course Number: LAW 6940 Credits: 6-9


  • Interviewing, Counseling, & Negotiation(LAW 6388)
  • Interviewing and Counseling for Civil Clinics(LAW 6930)

Certified Legal interns litigate such issues as injunctions for protection against domestic violence and immigration. Law students work closely with a licensed clinical social worker and victim advocate to provide wrap-around services with a focus on trauma informed practices. Students appear in court at least one time each term and are involved in all aspects of their cases from initial interviews, litigation strategies, pleadings, discovery, final hearings and, if necessary, appeals. IPVAC works closely with law enforcement, the Office of the State Attorney, as well as the College of Medicine and other community partners.  Clinic Requirements.