Clinic Alumni Working With Survivors

The Domestic Violence Clinic provides comprehensive civil legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking while educating law students in the skills required for client representation in a litigation-based practice.  The goals of the Clinic are to provide invaluable services to the community and to educate students, and to instill in Clinic students a passion for helping survivors.

We recently surveyed Clinic alumni to find out if they were working for survivors after graduation.  This is what they said:

  • 87% of survey respondents said they have worked to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking since leaving law school.
  • Of those graduates who went on to work with survivors after law school, 55% did so as a paid lawyer and 45% did so as a pro bono lawyer.
  • Of the graduates surveyed, 78% indicated that they anticipated working with victims of domestic violence in the future.
  • And, perhaps most important, 100% responded affirmatively when we asked, “Did your experience with the Domestic Violence Clinic make you more willing and/or capable of helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking?”

We were delighted to hear that so many of our alums are helping survivors!

Also in this issue...

UO Domestic Violence Clinic Gets a New Home
Clinic Alumni Working With Survivors
Caroline Forell: The Best of the University of Oregon
Alumni Spotlight: Amy Hicksted
New Book by Professor Merle Weiner Discusses Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Clinic Spotlight: Kathryn Moakley
Senate Bills 1571 and 1600 Will Help Survivors of Sexual Violence
How Survivor Advocates Can Avoid Burnout
Normal Jealousy or the Start of Abuse?