NOTE: This course is only available to 2L student enrollment in Spring 2023.
The Gun Violence Prevention Clinic will offer students a unique experiential learning opportunity to work on litigation affecting a significant societal problem. The Clinic will litigate affirmative cases that will reduce injuries, deaths, and trauma caused by gun violence, challenge overreaching gun laws, and defend gun laws and regulations against legal challenges. The Clinic will work in partnership with the Minnesota Attorney General's office on both affirmative and defensive cases, as well as develop its own cases.
Clinic case work will be accompanied by a weekly seminar, where students will learn about the development and scope of the Second Amendment, engage in discourse on the intersection of gun policy and fundamental rights, and learn foundational concepts of how to use litigation to advance social justice goals. Students will also engage with guest speakers who are experts in the Second Amendment and gun violence prevention.