Category: Cases and Projects

  • In the Spring 2023, the Clinic worked with HEARD, a cross-disability abolitionist organization to research how courts have addressed linguistic competency among Deaf individuals involved in the criminal legal system. Clinic students researched court decisions, expert testimony, and abolitionist arguments for people facing indefinite civil commitment under claims of linguistic/mental incompetency.
  • In the Fall of 2022, the Clinic created a Know Your Rights training for the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance. The Texas Harm Reduction Alliance aims to end the drug war and its harms through harm reduction, advocacy, outreach, and training. Clinic students researched and created a training for THRA staff regarding the rights of people […]
  • In the Fall 2022, the Clinic worked with Lone Star Legal Aid to prepare an administrative complaint regarding systemic housing discrimination in Houston. The administrative complaint alleges that the manner in which Low Income Tax Credit properties in Houston are administered perpetuates racial discrimination. Clinic students spent the semester on legal research, data collection and […]
  • In Spring 2023, the Clinic worked with the ACLU Texas to research and gather data on school dress codes in Texas. The Clinic students’ work was eventually turned into a comprehensive report by the ACLU Texas detailing how school dress coded discriminated against Texas students. Clinic students reviewed data, conducted legal research, and interviewed students […]
  • Seal of the United Nations
    The Clinic partnered with Equality Texas to support their efforts to secure justice and full equality for transgender and LGBTQIA+ people in Texas. During fall 2023, the Clinic prepared a Joint Allegation Letter demonstrating how laws passed by the Texas Legislature violate several human rights such as equality and non-discrimination, privacy, dignity, freedom of expression, […]
  • Two flags side by side
    For the past two semesters, Clinic students have researched the current UN framework for addressing the relationship between human rights and sports.  The Clinic published a white paper, A New Referee: The Need for a New Special Procedure on Human Rights and Sports, proposing that the UN create a new special procedure focused on sports […]
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    For the past three years, Clinic students have researched the way U.S professional sports leagues interact with human rights, with respect to arbitration proceedings, and have just published a report, Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Remedying Human Rights Violations in U.S. Professional Sports Leagues, highlighting the current arbitration procedures within the professional sports leagues that deny key stakeholders […]
  • During the spring 2022 semester, the Clinic prepared a brief to request the reopening of the case related to the enforced disappearance of Alicia Irene “Moni” Naymark Gabe. Moni was kidnapped by the security forces of Argentina in November 1976 and never seen again. Her case was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, […]
  • snapshop of research paper
    2022: Clinic students worked closely with Women Enabled International (WEI) and its partners to conduct a needs assessment for Fiji to identify primary barriers that prevent women and young people with disabilities from accessing sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence (GBV) services. This needs assessment included a desk review of relevant laws, policies, surveys, […]
  • Ramiro Gonzales
    On June 20, 2022, Professor Raoul Schonemann and Professor Thea Posel joined with outside counsel Michael C. Gross to file a clemency petition at the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of Ramiro Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales is scheduled to be executed on July 13, 2022. The clemency petition is pending. Counsel for Mr. […]