The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) clinic represents survivors of child sexual abuse and exploitation in civil lawsuits against their abusers, and in juvenile court dependency proceedings. Students work on all phases of litigation brought on behalf of survivors including but not limited to client intake, discovery, document drafting, client representation in court and other practical litigation skills.
Students interested in CEASE must apply to enroll. Eight to ten students will be accepted each semester. Students accepted to the CEASE clinic register for a weekly 2-hour (2 credit) seminar on child sexual abuse and the commercial and sexual expoitation of chidlren, where they also learn general litigation skills. Students also register for a minimum of 2 additional credits, and up to 4 additional credits, for clinical hours. Each credit equals 5 hours of work in the clinic per week (2 credits = 10 hours, 3 credits = 15 hours, 4 credits = 20 hours). Preference is given to students interested in taking the clinic for two or more semesters. Applications are be accepted for 2Ls and 3Ls only.
CEASE also a post-graduate fellowship for recent law school graduates, as well as summer internships for current law students.