The Constitutional Rights & Remedies program is designed to produce JD graduates who:

  • possess a thorough understanding of the substantive law defining constitutional rights;
  • understand and appreciate the importance of procedures governing their enforcement;
  • possess lawyering skills necessary to effectively litigate these rights; and
  • have knowledge and appreciation of professional values and ethics that apply to litigation in this area of the law.

The program offers a full array of doctrinal courses as well as experiential learning opportunities in the Civil Rights Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, and Externships, taught by full-time faculty and by adjunct professors drawn from the community of local practitioners. To learn more about the program, click here to view the latest academic advising video. You are also invited to discuss the program with faculty members and with the program’s administrative director.

Students choosing to participate in the program may complete a Program Interest Form. Program students have the opportunity to interact with practicing attorneys, policymakers and scholars specializing in the litigation of constitutional rights. During their second- and third-years of law school, program students pursue a specialized curriculum leading to a Certificate in Constitutional Rights & Remedies. Successful completion of this curriculum results in a certificate indicating a student’s qualifications and experience in this field.