Law Clinics

Domestic Violence Law Clinic

The Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides free and comprehensive legal assistance on civil matters to victims of domestic violence in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The Clinic takes a holistic approach to a victim’s civil legal needs, with the clinic student assessing and helping the victim escape further domestic violence, and if appropriate, then representing the victim in obtaining a protection from abuse order.  To meet the victim’s other civil legal needs, clinic students also provide legal assistance in matters relating to divorce and alimony, child custody and support, employment and debt issues, housing, property recovery, and public benefits. The Clinic, directed by Professor Tanya Asim Cooper, also provides outreach and educational services to inform victims, service providers, and law enforcement personnel about legal rights and remedies to address domestic violence.  The Domestic Violence Law Clinic is an active member of the Domestic Violence Task Force of Tuscaloosa County, and clinic students have the opportunity to participate in and shape the ongoing efforts to effectively address domestic violence in Tuscaloosa County.

Organization Name: Domestic Violence Law Clinic-The University of Alabama School of Law

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870392, Tuscaloosa 35487-0392

Physical Address: The University of Alabama School of Law, 101 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35401

Phone number: (205) 348-7921

Are you a non-profit? Yes

Do you accept donations? Yes, through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation

Are donations tax-deductible? Yes

Do you provide direct client services? Yes

Brief description of services provided: The Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault residing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. There are no income restrictions on qualifying for services from the clinic.

How do clients qualify for your services? By contacting the clinic at (205) 348-7921.

Program description: The University of Alabama School of Law’s Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault in Tuscaloosa. Through its student and staff attorneys, the Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides legal assistance on protection from abuse, family law, housing, employment, and other legal matters as needed to assist victims escaping domestic violence.