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Civil Justice Clinic

Civil Justice Clinic Director Ryan Marquez

Students in the Civil Justice Clinic represent clients in connection with a wide range of Texas civil litigation matters, including family, guardianship, probate, landlord/tenant, deceptive trade practices, real property, bankruptcy, and debt-collection. Representation will include court/trial appearances, mediation, negotiation, document drafting and case investigation.

The Clinic has a classroom component that meets for two hours each week over the course of the semester. The classroom component will focus on (a) cultivating students’ civil litigation practice skills, (b) introducing substantive law topics within the Clinic’s practice areas, and (c) reviewing and discussing the Clinic’s active cases.


Semester/Credit Hours



Civil Justice Clinic I

Fall, Spring, and Summer 4 Credit Hours, graded

Students must complete 50 hours for every credit.

Good academic standing and completion of 30 credits.

Students must attend a mandatory 2 ½ day orientation held from Wednesday to Friday before the first day of school.

Civil Justice Clinic II

Fall, Spring, and Summer Credit hours vary.

Completion of Civil Justice Clinic I, Civil Practice Clinic I, or Consumer Law Clinic I. Good academic standing.



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