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Domestic Violence

Public Programs

The Domestic Violence Clinic provides representation to victims of domestic violence in obtaining Orders of Protection. These orders, issued by the court, prohibit someone from harassing or abusing a victim again. The orders can also make an abuser move out of a shared house, and can make arrangements for child custody and visitation. If an abuser hurts or harasses the victim again after being ordered not to, the abuser can be charged with the crime of Violation of an Order of Protection.

Student Programs

The Domestic Violence provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence in Jackson, Williamson and Union counties. The Clinic is open to any student who has completed the first year of legal studies and is in good academic standing. See the School of Law Rules relating to Clinics and Field Placements document for more details about enrollment in clinical courses.