Family Violence Clinic
In the Family Violence Clinic, students serve and represent clients who are victims of domestic violence. Students provide advice and counsel to clients seeking to escape violent, intimate relationships and to protect children exposed to violence and coercion. Students represent clients in court to seek civil protection orders to help them build peaceful, safe lives. We work to empower clients to reclaim their inherent dignity and agency.
We heed our calling to take up the cause of the fatherless, to liberate the oppressed and to free those imprisoned in their homes. Our students must exercise courage, diligence, discipline, creativity and confidence for our clients and their families. In short order, students build rapport with clients, evaluate cases with accuracy and insight, investigate and research thoroughly, prepare for court and advocate with passion and precision. The work is demanding and transfers to all areas of their future law practices.
Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs Jeffrey R. Baker teaches and supervises the Family Violence Clinic.
The Family Violence Clinic collaborates with many professionals and agencies to provide thorough services to our clients: