The Survivor Advocacy Project (SAP) seeks to help local attorneys with Title IX cases, as they advise and represent survivors in school administrative hearings. In addition, SAP volunteers will have an opportunity to improve their writing skills by researching and writing legal memos for attorneys on a variety of topics relating to sexual harassment and sexual assault. Projects for the 2019-2020 year include writing a guide for survivors to navigate the reporting process and educate them about their due process rights; drafting a research memo on the intersection of disability rights and Title IX, focusing on accommodations for survivors with PTSD; and writing a template for a writ of administrative mandate to be used by Title IX attorneys. The subject matter of sexual violence can often be difficult and triggering. We encourage students to be aware of self-care, and we seek to support all volunteers with vicarious trauma training.
Supervision: Students in SAP provide legal services under the supervision of attorneys at private law firms.
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month
For more information, please contact the student leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.