Detroit Litigation Advocacy Workshop
Students in the Detroit Litigation Advocacy Workshop ("DLAW") will participate in the City of Detroit's affirmative public interest litigation program. This will involve evaluating various litigation options and assisting with any such cases that are actually brought. In any given semester, responsibilities might include: researching potential causes of action under federal and state law; identifying plausible defendants and researching the factual predicates for claims against them; drafting motions and legal filings; or otherwise assisting with litigation. Attention will be paid to both the strategic element of public interest litigation and the technical skills required to successfully execute on such strategies.