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Community Law Clinic

The Community Law Clinic represents individuals living near or below the poverty line in matters of family law, disability law, and other areas deemed appropriate by the supervising attorneys. Law students represent clients through every level of either the state common pleas court system or the requisite federal court system. The clinic provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on training serving a segment of the population that is generally underserved because of financial hardship. Under the supervision of Clinical Professor Megan Riesmeyer, law students represent individuals involved in family law matters such as divorce, support, custody, adoption, and protection from abuse; and in disability law matters such as ability discrimination, special education, Americans with Disabilities Act claims, and Social Security Disability Claims.

Within the Community Law Clinic, law students and graduate social work students work together to help solve issues that clients face, many of which may be non-legal issues. Students learn the value of working in a multidisciplinary manner to assist clients.  Social work students are supervised by clinic social worker Gary Shuey.

Student Clinic Application

Contact

Community Law Clinic
371 W. South St.
Carlisle, PA, 17013
Phone: (717) 243-2968
Fax: (717) 241-3596