Domestic Violence Clinic
General Course Information
No Prerequisites Required
Scheduled Class Meeting Times:
Domestic Violence Clinic- Professor Deria Hayes
Students enrolled in the Domestic Violence Clinic will complete a classroom-based training program focused on domestic violence laws.
The training is aimed at helping students to understand and apply the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Evidence as they apply to domestic violence proceedings.
Students who are eligible under the third-year practice rule will be able to provide advice to victims of domestic violence under the direct supervision of Attorney Deria Hayes.
Students will also gain valuable courtroom experience by representing clients seeking protective orders in the Durham County District Court.
In order to successfully complete the course and gain academic credit, the student must complete 100 clinical hours over the course of the semester
Why Should I Enroll?
Students will have the opportunity to attend and assist with community outreach programs
Clinic experience offers students a unique opportunity to network with other attorneys
Clinical hours are flexible and students are allowed to schedule their clinical hours in a manner which accommodates their schedule
Students will be supervised by Attorney Deria Hayes, who has extensive experience with domestic law and was recently awarded Professor of the Month for her dedication towards promoting and encouraging students to become successful advocates for victims against domestic violence