Crime Victim Litigation Clinic
Under the supervision of Clinical Professor Meg Garvin students support crime victim attorneys nationwide through legal research and writing to support lawyers nationwide who are directly representing crime victims in criminal cases; to help write amicus curiae briefs that are filed in trial and appellate courts nationwide; to help anticipate and prepare for future litigation at both the trial and appellate levels; and for legal publications on emerging issues in victim law.
Summer 2013 Clinic Class
During Summer 2013, six law students participated in the Clinic. These students worked on a variety of cases covering a wide range of legal issues, including whether a nonprofit that provides victim services and receives Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funding may disclose information about a minor sex trafficking victim to law enforcement if the victim does not consent; whether a statutory fee exemption granted to victims of crime should be classified as a benefit, such that it triggers due process protections if it is denied to victims; and whether defendants in a particular jurisdiction who are convicted of encouraging child sexual abuse charges relating to their downloading of images of child sexual abuse are required to pay restitution to the child-victims depicted in the images.
Payment of a $40 Clinic fee is required. Students should pay by making checks payable to NCVLI on the first day of class. The fee will be refunded in full if a student drops the class during the “free” add/drop period of the semester. After that, no refund will be issued.”