Domestic Violence Clinic

Spring 2016

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General Course Information

Domestic Violence Clinic - 8902 - 3 Credit Hours

No Prerequisites Required


Scheduled Class Meeting Times:

Monday: 2:30pm-5:30pm

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

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Why Should I Enroll?

Enrolled students will gain valuable court experience by preparing for court hearings and representing clients seeking protective orders


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

NCCU School of Law Domestic Violence Clinic- Professor Deria Hayes

Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence: Enroll Today!

The Spring Semester is approaching quickly. Please enroll before the end of the 2015 Academic Year so that clinical faculty can ensure the minimum occupancy has been met.