Constitutional Litigation Clinic
Keeping with its tradition of equipping students with the skills necessary to practice law, Liberty University School of Law provides an intense clinical experience through its innovative Constitutional Litigation Clinic.
Clinic students have an opportunity to represent actual clients and share the responsibility of managing a case under the direct supervision of experienced constitutional attorneys.The Constitutional Litigation Clinic operates in partnership with Liberty Counsel, a national nonprofit legal organization specializing in constitutional law. Under this strategic partnership, students have the unique opportunity to work on cases of national importance.
Students can experience all phases of constitutional litigation, including direct client contact, attending attorney strategy sessions, drafting legal documents, and where permitted by local rules, participating in hearings and trials. Through teaching and the process of litigation,students in the Clinic learn constitutional law, civil procedure, evidence, ethics and tactical litigation skills.
Assistant Professor of Law, Joseph J. Martins, is the director for the Constitutional Litigation Clinic. Prior to joining the Liberty Law faculty, Professor Martins served as a constitutional litigator for two public interest organizations where he defended the First Amendment liberties of clients throughout the nation.
To learn more about the Constitutional Litigation Clinic, please contact Professor Martins at 434-592-5300.