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The Children's Law Clinic, Duke Law School

Who We Are

The Children's Law Clinic is a community law office located at Duke Law School in Durham that provides free legal advice, advocacy, and legal representation to low-income children in school-related cases.  The Clinic is staffed by law students who represent clients under the supervision of attorneys on the Duke Law faculty.  The Clinic focuses its work in the areas of special education and school discipline. 

In addition to fighting for the rights of children in education, the clinic also takes on other matters relating to the overall wellbeing of children. Through its partnership with several area medical practices, the clinic takes referrals to help children establish eligibility for important public benefit programs or live in more stable family situations.

The clinic does not handle the following cases:

abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency or other criminal matters, housing, family law, personal injury.

Who We Serve

  • Alamance County
  • Caswell County
  • Chatham County
  • Durham County
  • Franklin County
  • Granville County
  • Orange County
  • Person County
  • Vance County
  • Wake County
  • Warren County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / EspaƱol
Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Spanish is not spoken by receptionist. Translators may be made available, as needed by clients.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: Over 60

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Appointment +


Please bring school records.

Waiting List

Sometimes there is a waitnig list.


Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Clients are seen by appointment only

General Contact Information

The Children's Law Clinic, Duke Law School
P.O. Box 90360 (map)
Durham, NC 27708
Toll Free

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