Berkeley Policy Advocacy Clinic

Mission: In the Policy Advocacy Clinic, interdisciplinary teams of law and public policy students pursue non-litigation strategies to address systemic racial, economic, and social injustice. The clinic’s approach is ground-up (rooted in the lives of real people), problem-based (addressing pressing social issues), and client-driven (accountable to community organizations). Students support local and state change campaigns while exploring the capacities and limits of law and public policy to solve problems. Current projects include state and national efforts to abolish regressive and racially discriminatory fees and fines in the juvenile and criminal legal systems.