CU Law Clinics Make Waves

Student attorneys work on asylum, cooperative housing cases

From defending a Djiboutian dissident to bridging gaps between city and community, student attorneys and faculty in two clinics at the University of Colorado Law School contributed to significant cases throughout the academic year.

The Civil Practice Clinic at CU Law School took on the case of a man from Djibouti seeking asylum in the U.S. Due to his political opinions and clan status in Djibouti, he was unable to find work or go to school.

“The country conditions have not changed,” Professor Norman Aaronson said. “In fact they’re the same or worse, the government is very oppressive of any kind of dissent.”

Aaronson led a team of student attorneys — Elizabeth Field, David Ongand Greer Zerboni — in the case.

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