Howard University

Civil Rights Clinic

Clinic Description

The Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law engages in trial and appellate impact litigation in the service of social justice, economic fairness, and political equality. The Clinic litigates on behalf of indigent, prisoner, and pro se clients in federal and state courts on a range of civil rights matters, including but not limited to employment and housing discrimination, voting rights, police brutality, unconstitutional prison conditions, habeas corpus, and unfair procedural barriers to the courts.

Clinic Supervising Attorney

Associate Professor Aderson Bellegarde François

Prospective Clinic Clients

The clinic accepts clients by court appointments, by referrals from private attorneys, Legal Services and other public interests organizations, and by individual interviews of “walk-in” clients. Clients, needing representation, and organizations interested in referring cases to the Clinic should contact Professor Francois at:

Telephone (202) 806-8082; Fax (202) 806-8436.

updated: September 8, 2015