Eviction Clinic

Eviction Clinic

Director: David Pruitt

The Notre Dame Eviction Clinic represents clients facing eviction or eviction-related proceedings in St. Joseph County, Indiana courts. Law students working under the direction of David Pruitt, the director of the Clinical Law Center, assist renters in both public and private rental housing with eviction defense, monetary damages claims, and proceedings to terminate voucher assistance.

The Eviction Clinic also partners with organizations seeking to improve Indiana law and policy affecting Indiana renters, particularly with respect to the eviction process. In 2023, at the request of the Indiana Justice Project, the Clinic published a report entitled “Eviction Protections for Renters: Does Indiana Make the Grade?”. The Clinic continues to provide follow-on legal research and analysis for IJP and other partners.

Information for potential clients:

The Eviction Clinic opens intakes for new clients in mid-August for the fall semester and in early January for the spring semester. Please call the Clinical Law Center's informational line at 574-631-6704.



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