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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Crime Victim Litigation Clinic

Under the supervision of Clinical Professor Meg Garvin students support crime victim attorneys nationwide through legal research and writing. Their work supports lawyers nationwide who are directly representing crime victims in criminal cases. Students also help write amicus curiae briefs that are filed in trial and appellate courts nationwide; help anticipate and prepare for future litigation at both the trial and appellate levels; and contribute to legal publications on emerging issues in victim law.


Students enrolled in the Crime Victim Litigation Clinic undertake intense research and writing on victims’ rights issues being litigated in state, federal and military courts across the country.  In addition, students are helping to craft model laws that afford key protections to crime victims.