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California Supreme Court Clinic

UC Davis School of Law is home to the state’s only law school clinic focused on litigating cases before the California Supreme Court.

The California Supreme Court Clinic gives students the invaluable opportunity to work on actual cases pending before the state’s highest court. Under the guidance of a supervising attorney, students research and write draft briefs on behalf of clinic clients. Students enrolled in the clinic explore California Supreme Court practice and procedure, study principles of effective appellate advocacy, and meet with seasoned appellate practitioners from different areas of legal practice as the clinic provides pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations in cases pending before the Court.

The creation of the clinic is part of UC Davis School of Law’s deepening relationship with the Court. The Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, is a member of the UC Davis School of Law Class of 1984.

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