At Rising for Justice, we seek to build a better tomorrow by teaching law students to be life-long advocates for justice.
Rising for Justice’s law school clinics allow students to develop practical and fundamental lawyering skills while providing legal representation, assistance, and counseling to clients in the District of Columbia. Students from all six D.C. law schools participate together in the Rising for Justice clinic while receiving academic credit from their own institution. Rising for Justice has two clinical programs, a civil clinic focused primarily on housing law and a criminal clinic representing adults charged with misdemeanors. Each individual law school decides which of the two clinics to participate in.
We strive to train each of our students to be the best litigators and advocates for our clients but also instill a spirit of public service. Our students take from us an experience, an education, and an ideal about the way the world should work. They help people navigate the often treacherous and terrifying waters of the justice system. Together we can ensure a fair justice system for families and individuals at the most important and dire time of need – when housing and liberty are threatened.