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3L Students Win Oral Arguments Before Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

January 20, 2023

 3L Students Win Oral Arguments Before Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

Alabama Law Civil Law Clinic students, Ben Clark (3L) and Marjorie Head (3L) successfully argued a case on behalf of their client, Gary Lee Johnson, before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The case concerned the demolition of the client’s family residence and the appeal considered the steps required of indigent appellants to perfect their appeals. Notably, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals grants oral arguments in very few cases—often less than a dozen each year.

The case and oral arguments were supervised by Professor Yuri Linetsky, Director of Clinical Programs. The brief was written by Natalie Daniel (’22) & John Wilson Booth (’22), and Hunter Sims (3L) & Amani Moore (3L) aided in research and preparation for the oral argument.

The Civil Law Clinic, one of six law clinics at the University of Alabama School of Law, affords students the opportunity to provide free legal advice and representation, under the direction of a licensed attorney, in a wide variety of civil cases to members of the community and to University of Alabama students. Alabama Law Civil Clinic students handle over 200 cases annually—encompassing a wide variety of legal claims, including consumer law, debt collection defense, housing, insurance, torts, and other civil matters. Learn more about the Civil Law Clinic at Alabama Law online.

 

 3L Students Win Oral Arguments Before Alabama Court of Civil Appeals


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