Civil Rights Clinic

Students in the Civil Rights Clinic represent low-income clients in a range of civil rights matters relating to, for example, abusive law enforcement practices, prisoners’ rights, discrimination in housing, employment or public accommodations, and freedoms of speech, religion, and association.

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Cases and Projects

Ending Debtors’ Prisons in Texas

The Clinic is co-counseling with the Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDJ) and Susman Godfrey LLP to represent Austin-area residents who face jail time for petty misdemeanors, solely because they lack the ability to pay.

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Border Patrol Use of Excessive Force

The Clinic is co-counseling with the ACLU of Texas, to represent a U.S. citizen who was subjected to excessive force by an officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during a search of her vehicle in Brownsville.

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