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Religious Liberty Clinic Offered in Spring 2022 | Applications Due November 19

This spring, we are delighted to be launching the Religious Liberty Clinic at Pepperdine Caruso Law. This new opportunity will allow interested second and third-year students to get practical, hands-on experience working on religious liberty cases under the supervision of attorneys from Jones Day, one of the largest law firms in the country, including Noel Francisco, former Solicitor General of the United States.

The Pepperdine Law Religious Liberty Clinic will enroll 6-8 students in a seminar-style class that will include active, supervised practice in cases protecting religious liberty rights. Clinic students will participate in amicus briefs, appeals, and advocacy to advance religious liberty. The clinic will explore enduring questions relating to how civil governments treat the religious beliefs, expressions, and institutions of their citizens and residents.

Visiting professor Eric Rassbach, vice president and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, will serve as the inaugural faculty director of the clinic. The course will be co-taught by Professor Rassbach and Caruso Law Professor Michael Helfand.

Interested 2L and 3L students can apply to the clinic by sending the following to Michael Martinez (michael.martinez3@pepperdine.edu): (1) resume and (2) short statement explaining interest in the clinic.

Applications are due by November 19th.