The Racial Justice Law Clinic is one of two new law clinics launched at Minnesota Law in fall 2022. Associate Clinical Professor Liliana Zaragoza, who recently joined the Law School from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, serves as faculty director for the clinic. By participating in the clinic, second- and third-year students learn how to engage in direct representation, strategic litigation, and other forms of advocacy as part of a greater movement to advance the rights of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian-American Pacific Islander, and/or other People of Color.
Students at Minnesota Law have their choice of more than two dozen law clinics where they gain practical skills working with experienced lawyers on the legal problems of real clients. These clinics run the gamut, providing legal assistance to businesses and nonprofits, fighting for economic justice, aiding families and communities, protecting human rights and immigrants, and promoting rights and liberties. No matter what your legal area of interest, there is a clinic for you.