Our attorneys teach and supervise a wide variety of clinical programs that primarily benefit low-income individuals and families throughout Virginia. LAJC’s clinics are designed to educate students about the range of strategies used by attorneys to identify, investigate, and attack systemic injustices, encouraging holistic and community-partnered approaches to lawyering.
In conjunction with the University of Virginia School of Law, we provide the following clinical courses:
Law students represent low-income youth and their families in the areas of education, juvenile justice, mental health, and foster care.
Economic and Consumer Justice
Students help represent clients with consumer law issues, such as debt collection and other debt-related issues.
Students represent clients using various forms of advocacy to help low-wage workers across the state build power and enforce their statutory and human rights.
Health and Disability
Students represent clients in legal matters such as access to healthcare or rehabilitative services, access to health insurance, disability benefits claims, and discrimination within these contexts..
Students represent immigrants on issues relating to asylum, visa problems, deportation, and citizenship.
Students represent clients in a variety of landlord-tenant disputes and handle other housing matters related to both private and subsidized housing.
Student representation focuses on civil legal issues tangential to the criminal legal system, providing real and concrete relief and legal support to people and communities that have been harmed by the criminalization of poverty and other forms of discrimination or deprivation of rights.
More information on these clinics can be found on UVA Law’s webpage here: https://www.law.virginia.edu/clinics/clinics-subject.
In conjunction with George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, we provide the following clinical course:
Immigration Litigation Clinic (https://www.law.gmu.edu/academics/clinics/legal_clinic_immigration/)
Student representation focuses on individual humanitarian immigration-related cases, including representation in immigration court and before federal agencies, and students contribute to appellate and impact litigation cases advancing immigrants rights.
Legal Aid Justice Center is interested in collaborating with law schools in the D.C. and Richmond metro areas. Please contact Amy Walters, Senior Attorney for Clinics, at email@example.com.