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 1.   University of Alabama School of Law-

      Capital Defense Clinic

      Students in this clinic assist counsel representing individuals who are facing capital charges or have been

      sentenced to death.

      Civil Law Clinic

      Students provide free legal advice and representation to university students in civil cases and to members

      of the community unable to secure legal services, through referral or by application on case by case basis.

      Community Development Clinic

      Students provide legal assistance to individuals and non-profit or community organizations seeking to

      improve the economic, cultural, social, or environmental well-being of disadvantaged or underserved


      Criminal Defense Clinic

      Students represent indigent clients through the Tuscaloosa County Public Defender’s Office in all phases

      of the criminal justice system.

      Domestic Violence Clinic

      Students provide free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in a

      seven county area of West Alabama.

      Elder Law Clinic

      Students represent individuals aged 60 and over in matters such as Medicare, Medicaid and other public

      benefits; protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation; advance directives and durable powers of

      attorney; the drafting of wills; consumer fraud; and a broad array of other civil matters.

      Mediation Law Clinic

      Students provide individuals with free mediation services who have cases in family courts in Tuscaloosa

      County, Alabama.

      (205) 348-5440
2. Birmingham School of Law

  Torts I and II

  Contracts I and II

  Civil Procedure I and II

  Legal Writing I and II

  Commercial Law I and II


  Constitutional Law I and II

  Real Property Law I and II

  Evidence I and II

  Wills and Trusts

  Income Tax and Estate/Gift Tax

  Senior Seminar I, II, III & IV*

  Criminal Law

  Criminal Procedure II & II

  Legal Ethics




  Domestic Relations

  Conflicts of Law

  Legal Method & Process

  205 20th Street North
  823 Frank Nelson Bldg.
  Birmingham, AL 35203              (205)-322-6122
3. Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

   Elder Law Clinic

   The Elder Law Clinic at the law school offers opportunities for law students to
   represent low-income, elderly citizens in area counties. Law students counsel
   clients with diverse legal needs: guardianships and custody matters, advanced
   directives, powers of attorney, wills and trusts, estate planning, benefit
   applications, appeals from benefit denials, retirement solutions, elder abuse and
   medical decision making. The Elder Law Clinic also provides public information
   programs on federal and state benefit programs, long-term care solutions, nursing
   home and skilled nursing facility standards, age discrimination, elder abuse,
   grandparental custody, medical decision making and end-of-life issues. The Elder
   Law Clinic works in cooperation with Legal Services Alabama and the Alabama
   Department of Senior Services. The Elder Law Clinic promotes the school's mission
   to serve those neglected or in need and provides valuable, hands-on practice to
   prepare our students for the profession.

   Family Violence Clinic

   The Family Violence Clinic offers students the opportunity to represent real clients
   in area courts to seek protection from domestic violence. In cooperation with an
   area abuse shelter, law students litigate pro bono on behalf of people in abusive
   family relationships to obtain orders that enable these survivors to find safety, to
   protect their children and to establish more peaceful lives. The Family Violence
   Clinic promotes the school's mission to relieve the oppressed and abused, and it
   provides valuable, practical real-world experience to prepare new lawyers for the

   Mediation Clinic

   The Mediation Clinic trains law students to become court mediators. Following an
   intensive training course using materials approved by the Alabama Administrative
   Office of Courts and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution at the State Bar,
   students observe court cases at the Montgomery County District Court and the
   Autauga County District Court prior to mediating with pro se litigants. Students
   then mediate civil cases from the regular small claims docket at both
   courts. Completion of the Mediation Clinic satisfies the training requirements for
   inclusion on the Alabama Court Approved Mediator Roster. The Mediation Clinic
   promotes the school's mission by allowing law students to work with
   disadvantaged pro se litigants to resolve pending legal problems.

   Externship Program

   The Externship Program offers students the opportunity to supplement their
   classroom experience by working in a variety of legal settings. Externships include
   a classroom component that covers topics relating to the legal system, judicial
   process and professionalism. Students develop their lawyering skills and gain real-
   world experience in the legal community, as they work side-by-side with judges
   and practicing lawyers.         law @ 334-386-7210
     4.   Samford University Cumberland School of Law

The Cumberland Community Mediation Center provides confidential, cost-free mediation to
those seeking resolution of community issues, neighborhood disputes or issues between
individuals that would be better serviced through mediation. The goals of the Cumberland
Community Mediation Center are to promote the use of community mediation and to provide a
resource through which the Greater Birmingham community can make use of the mediation

Cassandra Adams, JD, MPH
Director, CCMC/PIP
Cumberland Community Mediation Center

     1. Arizona State University College of Law

Civil Justice Clinic
Criminal Practice Clinic
Halle Center Family Violence Legal Clinic
Healthcare Entrepreneurship
Immigration Law & Policy Clinic
Indian Legal Clinic
Lodestar Mediation Clinic
Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic
Post-Conviction Clinic
Public Defender Clinic
Innovation Advancement Program

Jennifer Barnes is the Director of the Clinical Programs at ASU Law school her number is (480)-727-7331

     2. University of Arizona College of Law
The Business Law Program ("BLP") prepares students for today's complex business law practice,
whether as litigators or deal lawyers. The program integrates a broad range of subjects, including
corporate, commercial, tax, antitrust, and intellectual property law, as well as finance and economics.
BLP faculty mentor students in the program as they prepare for careers in business law. BLP students
have the opportunity to participate in innovative collaborations between the Rogers College of Law and
the Eller College of Management, organized through the Business/Law Exchange. This part of the
program brings together entrepreneurs, practicing lawyers, legal scholars, scientists, educators, tech
transfer leaders and others so that law and business students can develop a unique and highly
competitive skill set.

The Program on Economics, Law, and the Environment (ELE) is a research and education collaboration
between the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the James Rogers College of Law.
The ELE program includes a large group of faculty affiliates with strong research records in the area of
environmental and resource questions. The ELE program is the only organization to explicitly merge the
disciplines of economics and law into the study of the environment and natural resources. ELE is
supported by the James E. Rogers College of Law, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the
Cardon Endowment for Agricultural and Resource Economics and is governed by a board of advisors.

Laws In International Trade and Business Law LL.M. The LL.M. program is designed to provide
candidates with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand current developments
in the areas of international trade and commercial law

David Gantz (520) 621-1801

    1. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville School of Law

Advanced Mediation Clinic- The Advanced Mediation Clinic provides mediation for civil cases
referred from the Circuit Courts of Benton and Washington counties in matters of domestic relations,
contract, probate, and juvenile (dependency-neglect, families in need of services). The students also
receive cases from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Veterans Administration.
Students co-mediate with a professor and trained mediator volunteers from the community.

Criminal Prosecution Clinic- Students in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic appear on behalf of the
state of Arkansas in Fayetteville District Court, by special arrangement with the Fayetteville City
Prosecutor's Office. Student attorneys are assigned 15 to 20 misdemeanor cases on each of three or
four court days during the semester. They handle all phases of cases, including pretrial motions and
negotiations, trial, and sentencing. This clinic is typically offered in the Spring semester and maybe
offered during a summer session.
Civil Clinic- Student attorneys in the Civil Clinic represent individual clients in various civil matters.
Although the Civil Clinic accepts a wide range of civil cases, including consumer cases, landlord-tenant
matters, insurance coverage cases, the majority of cases accepted by this clinic involve aspects of
family law, including divorce, post-divorce modification or enforcement of custody, visitation and
support obligations, defense of contempt actions, emancipation of minors, and representation in
families-in-need-of-services petitions filed by the Department of Human Services. Student attorneys
are responsible for all aspects of their clients' representation, including client counseling, case
investigation, preparation and filing of all pleadings and other court documents, discovery,
negotiation, settlement documentation, trial, and appeal.

Federal Clinic- Student attorneys in the Federal Clinic handle no-asset bankruptcies, appearing pro
hac vice. Representation begins with an eligibility assessment and includes counseling the client on
the decision to pursue bankruptcy. If the client elects to file bankruptcy, the student attorney prepares
and files all pleadings and schedules, attends the first meeting of creditors, and responds to any
objections or motions by the trustee or creditors. Student attorneys also represent individuals before
various federal agencies.

General Practice Clinic- The General Practice Clinic replicates the experience students are likely to
encounter in establishing a solo practice or joining a general practice law firm in Arkansas or in
surrounding states. Student attorneys represent clients in civil, criminal, and federal courts in
Northwest Arkansas. The skills emphasized include interviewing, fact investigation, case-theory
development, motion practice, discovery, negotiations, and trial practice. Students are licensed under
Rule XV and appear as the attorney of record for the client. All student legal work is supervised,
reviewed, and critiqued by clinic faculty. Judges and clients also give feedback on student

Habitat For Humanity Wills Project- The Habitat for Humanity Wills Project is a non-credit, pro
bono project housed in the Legal Clinic. Under the supervision of volunteer faculty, student attorneys
provide basic estate-planning services for families that have been recipients of Washington County
Habitat for Humanity homes. Students review the manner in which the client holds title to the home
and other assets and they prepare simple wills, advance health care directives (living wills), powers of
attorney, and other related documents. The project affords students the opportunity for pro bono
service in a context that mirrors an estate-planning practice for clients of modest means.

Immigration Law Clinic- The Immigration Law Clinic was founded in Fall 2008, and will begin
serving the public in January 2009. The Clinic will provide opportunities for students preparing for a
career in immigration law or general practice by developing skills that are critical in legal practice
through an experiential learning model. It will also serve the local community by giving pro bono
representation to area individuals in need of legal assistance in immigration.

Innocence Project- The Innocence Project is a clinic that helps people currently serving sentences
for crimes they did not commit. In proving the actual innocence of its clients, the Innocence Project
relies heavily on scientific evidence, including DNA tests. Students also may have cases that involve
proof of innocence based on new evidence, false testimony, or other bases for wrongful convictions.

Transactional Clinic- The Transactional Clinic provides counseling and representation of non-profit
organizations serving Northwest Arkansas. The clinic's services include startup, incorporation,
obtaining federal and state tax exemptions, change of business form, purchase and lease of real and
personal property, employment and labor law issues and general contract negotiation, drafting and
execution. In addition, the transactional clinic also sometimes offers workshops to non-profits on
matters of general interest. Organizations interested will work with law students in their second and
third year of school and will receive free services.

Pro Bono Program- The University of Arkansas School of Law officially recognizes student pro bono
work using a formal volunteer program recognized by the American Bar Association. The program is
characterized by a referral system, which is designed to match students with law-related pro bono
opportunities in the community. Last year, 72 students devoted more than 2200 hours to pro bono
work, putting class instruction to practical use by volunteering.

(479) 575-3056      Tim Tarvin

    2. University of Arkansas, Little Rock School of Law

In the Litigation Clinic, qualified UALR law students receive a special license to practice law in
Arkansas under the guidance of a supervising attorney. Clinic students learn the substantive law
involved in each case while enhancing the important skills of client interviewing, fact investigation,
drafting pleadings and papers, witness preparation, negotiation, trial strategy and trial presentation.
Most Litigation Clinic cases deal with family law or juvenile delinquency. Students may represent
clients who are victims of domestic violence, children accused of delinquent acts, parents seeking to
establish or modify visitation or custody arrangements, or spouses seeking divorce.

The Mediation Clinic assists courts, families, and state agencies by providing multiple types of
mediation for the community. Mediation is a rapidly expanding area of modern legal practice. In the
Mediation Clinic, law students gain the listening and communication skills vital to any successful law
practice while they increase their knowledge of substantive law and alternative dispute resolution
procedures. After extensive training, Mediation Clinic students act as mediators in cases involving
allegations of child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, small claims issues, and access and
visitation disputes which have been referred to the Clinic by the court system.

The Tax Clinic is funded by the Internal Revenue Service through its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
Program (LITC). The LITC serves taxpayers involved in disputes with the IRS who cannot otherwise
afford legal services. Tax Clinic students gain many of the same representational skills involved in the
Litigation Clinic while focusing more on negotiation skills as well as learning the specific procedures
and laws of the Tax Code. The Tax Clinic also provides education and outreach services to
communities where English is a second language to inform them of their rights and responsibilities as

Clinical Programs Contact Information
1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202-5142            (501)-324-9441

    1. Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
         Online college N/A

    2. American College of Law
         No Clinic Services Provided

    3. California Western School of Law

         The Internship Program is an essential component of the curriculum at California Western
         School of Law. The program gives third year students the opportunity to earn academic credit for
         legal work in private law offices, courts, corporations or government agencies. In these settings,
         students participate in legal work and acquire useful insights and experiences toward building
         their careers. The program builds and promotes the confidence, problem solving skills, and
         professionalism that lead to success as first year attorneys.

         Ruth Briscoe at or at 619-525-1438

    4. Chapman University School of Law

Alona Cortese Elder Law Clinic- The Alona Cortese Elder Law Center was founded in 2000 to provide
service to the needy elderly in Orange County. The Center partners with local legal aid organizations and pro
bono attorneys to provide seniors with legal help. Services include will drafting, advance health care
directives, representation at administrative hearings and addressing elder abuse. Students also help advise
clients about their rights as consumers and how to avoid financial abuse.

AMVETS Legal Clinic- In January 2011, Chapman University opened the Military Law & Policy Institute
and AMVETS Legal Clinic. "The AMVETS Legal Clinic will be the cornerstone of the new Military Law & Policy
Institute," explained Rotunda, "so existing work on behalf of military families will continue. We'll just do it on
a larger scale, along with other projects." Additionally, the Military Law & Policy Institute will offer courses
related to military and international law, and professors associated with the Institute will pursue scholarship
in those areas.

In January 2009, Chapman University School of Law launched the AMVETS Legal Clinic, a pro-bono legal
clinic for military service personnel unlike any other on the West Coast. The new program provides
invaluable experience to students and free legal representation to veterans, service members and their

Entertainment Contracts Law Clinic- The Entertainment Contracts Law Clinic provides students with a
unique opportunity to work directly with low budget independent filmmakers and to serve as production legal
counsel for a feature length motion picture. In conjunction with entertainment industry organizations such as the
Directors Guild of America, the clinic's director identifies eligible film(s) that are ready to begin production. The
producer and/or director of the selected film then work directly with clinical students who will draft all production-
related contracts and documents. Students typically assist in setting up the corporation or LLC, filing for copyright,
drafting employment agreements for the producer, director, actors and crew, as well as executing releases and
location agreements. Students will complete the production legal work for a minimum of two films per
semester. The names of the participating students will also appear in the film credits.
Family Violence Clinic- The program follows a unique model that Professor Cianciarulo learned as a
student at the American University Washington College of Law and honed over nearly three years as a
Clinical Teaching Fellow at Villanova University School of Law. Unlike externships, where student work
supports a program director, the Chapman Family Violence Clinic gives students primary responsibility for
cases and direct interaction with clients. This model is facilitated by special rules that allow students enrolled
in clinical courses to do anything a lawyer can do, so long as there is supervision by a licensed attorney.

Mediation Clinic- The Mediation Clinic allows students to develop and use mediation skills through regular
and frequent practice with actual parties under the supervision of experienced mediators in the Superior
Court. The purpose of the clinic is to provide students with an opportunity to work with real litigants who
have filed small claims, civil harassment and limited civil cases. While working in the Mediation Clinic
students will have opportunity to mediate many different types of cases. These include, but are not limited
to: Neighbor/Neighbor, Landlord/Tenant, Consumer/Merchant, Business/Business, Organizational,
Family/Domestic, Personal Injury and Workplace. The students also interact with practicing attorneys,
judges and other court officers.

Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic- Chapman's Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic was founded in 2000. Under the
supervision of Adjunct Professor Peter Afrasiabi, the clinic provides students with real-world experience
litigating significant federal cases at the appellate level. During this year long program, students are
assigned a case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the fall and work during that
semester on developing the legal theory and writing the brief for the case. During the second semester,
students draft a reply brief and then engage in substantial moot court preparation for oral argument in the
Ninth Circuit. The students end the second semester by arguing the case to the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena,
California. Every year, the students perform admirably, and have drawn strong praise from the federal
bench for the quality of their advocacy and their dedication to cases that need pro bono appellate counsel.
The class, open to 3L's, affords students an important opportunity to work on a real case for a real client
where the factual and legal complexities of a case are not manufactured moot court scenarios. Thus, the
class provides an important bridge between the academics of law school and the world of lawyering.

Tax Law Clinic- In the clinic, senior law students have the chance to handle tax cases in all stages of
controversy. The majority of our cases are cases docketed with the U.S. Tax Court. Although the students
are under the supervision of attorney-professors, they are responsible for all aspects of their cases.
Students interview clients, gather facts and evidence, perform research, and meet with the IRS to negotiate
a settlement. If settlement efforts fail the student has the chance to take the case to trial. The clinic is a
win-win for the clients, the students, the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court. Of course, clients benefit from
receiving counsel and representation that they otherwise could not afford. The students learn invaluable
skills handling live-clients while still in law school. The IRS appreciates that we help resolves cases at earlier
stages of controversy. The Tax Court is pleased that our students help settle many cases that otherwise
would go to trial.

Professor Cianciarulo at

    5. Empire College School of Law

The Elder Law Clinic is an elective class that enables third- and fourth-year law students, under the
supervision of a practicing lawyer, to provide free legal services to senior citizens and needy persons
in the Sonoma County community.

A collaborative effort between Disability Services and Legal Center (DSLC) and Empire College
School of Law, the Disability Law Clinic provides students the opportunity to participate in all areas
of case development, from client interviews to court appearances. In this elective course, students
receive clinical and classroom training in California disability law. Each student is responsible for
handling several cases within the area of Administrative Law.
Immigration and Law Clinic- This new pro bono legal clinic is staffed by second-, third- and fourth-
year law students from Empire College. Assisting them are students from the college’s paralegal
program for bilingual translation, as well as other services. These quality pro bono legal services are
for individuals and families who are otherwise unable to afford it. This is the fifth free clinic offered by
Empire College School of Law since 2000. Previous clinics have covered elder law, disability law,
family law and small claims law. The new clinic assists people in obtaining a new category of visa
which was authorized by Congress as part of the 2000 Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection


    6. Golden Gate University School of Law

Environmental Law and Justice Clinic (ELJC)
Clinic Director: Associate Professor Helen Kang
Students provide direct representation to community groups and environmental organizations in low-income
and minority communities disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation. ELJC contact

Women's Employment Rights Clinic
Clinic Director: Professor Marci Seville
Supervising Attorney: Hina Shah, Visiting Professor and Clinical Staff Attorney
Students represent clients in employment disputes including unemployment insurance appeals, race and sex
discrimination, sexual harassment, family and medical leave, and wage and hour claims. WERC contact

LLM 306 Pro Bono Tax Clinic
Clinic Director and Professor: Kimberly Stanley - Associate Dean & Director of LLM Tax (contact
The Pro Bono Tax Clinic provides students with the opportunity to assist low-income individuals in certain
tax disputes before the California Board of Equalization ("BOE"). Under the direct supervision of a BOE
attorney, the students provide legal assistance with claims involving Renter's Assistance Credits, California
Residency issues, and Head of Household status, among other issues. The students meet regularly with a
BOE attorney who instructs them about the relevant law and assists them in the development of their
clients' factual and legal arguments. The students draft procedural letters, legal memoranda and briefs that
are submitted to the BOE. Students may also have the opportunity to argue the client's case at a BOE
hearing. All GGU JD's and LLM Tax students are eligible to participate in the Pro Bono Tax Clinic. There is no
prerequisite for this course, although Federal Income Tax or Characterization of Income & Expenditures is
recommended. Students can earn up to a maximum of 2 units for participation in the Clinic. All units can
transfer to the LLM Tax degree.

Helen Kang

    7.   Irvine University College of Law
         Horrible website no info given….
    8. John F. Kennedy University School of Law

Criminal Defender Clinic
The mission of the Criminal Defender Clinic is to provide legal services to low-income clients in misdemeanor
and "factual innocence" cases, as well as to provide hands-on experience for law students interested in this
area of law. Students participate in a weekly skill development seminar that includes brief writing and client
interviewing workshops. Students also participate in videotaped simulation exercises focused on cross-
examination, oral argument, negotiation, and other essential skills.

Housing Advocacy Clinic
The Housing Advocacy Clinic is an innovative collaborative effort between JFK University School of Law and
Northern California's largest legal aid provider, Bay Area Legal Aid. Third and fourth year law students have
the opportunity to work in the on-campus clinical offices, providing direct representation to low-income
clients facing the imminent threat of a loss of their housing. The Clinic represents defendants in Superior
Court unlawful detainer actions, provides assistance to clients in Rent Board proceedings, advocates on
behalf of tenants with habitability defects and in fair housing matters, and provides counseling at the San
Francisco Tenants Union and Project Homeless Connect.

    9. Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Website had no info about clinics instead offered law students job opportunities and or job postings.
(408) 977-7227

   10. Loyola Marymount University School of Law
The Juvenile Justice Clinic at the Center is one of a small handful of live client clinics nationwide where students
have the opportunity to regularly represent children in the delinquency court. While there are opportunities for
students to be involved in appellate advocacy, every student in the clinic will have at least one client, and in most
cases three or four over the course of their year in the clinic. Students are responsible for all aspects of
representation of their clients, from initial interviews through trial, disposition and post-disposition case
management. Clinical students are required to enroll in a year-long juvenile delinquency and litigation skills course.

Clinical Director-          (213) 736-8314

         11. Monterey College of Law

         No clinics offered
           12.Northwestern California University
             Online Law School…

           13. Oak Brook College of Law
             No clinics offered..

           14.Pacific Coast University School of Law
             No clinics offered..

           15. Pepperdine University School of Law

The Pepperdine Clinical Education Program offers students many opportunities for professional experience

while in law school. Second and third year students can participate in our clinical or externship programs

and receive academic credit on a pass/fail basis. Each area of clinical fieldwork also has a classroom

component in the form of a seminar. Students can choose from both "in house" clinical programs and

externships at various courts, organizations and agencies.

The Pepperdine Legal Aid and Family Law Clinics at the Union Rescue Mission afford students the

opportunity to help the homeless and the poor of the Los Angeles skid row area with government benefits,

taxes, minor criminal motions, and family law.

Students working in the International Human Rights Program are able to work with human rights

organizations while on campus as well as extern throughout the world.

Our Special Education Advocacy Clinic provides advocacy for children with developmental disabilities and

their families. The clinic empowers parents of these children by assisting them both as counselor and

advocate to obtain the appropriate educational services for their children as mandated by law.

The Asylum Clinic allows law students to represent indigent and underprivileged foreign-born individuals

who seek asylum in the United States based on a well-founded fear of persecution (including arbitrary

detention, physical and psychological abuse, and torture) because of race, religion, nationality (ethnicity),

membership in a particular social group (e.g., trade unionists, abused women, the disabled), or political


Professor Laurie Serafino   (310) 506-7449
         16.San Francisco Law School
No Clinics offered

         17. Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law
No clinics offered..

      18. Santa Clara University School of Law
The Death Penalty College is an intensive training program limited to defense attorneys who represent persons
charged in capital cases. Participants brainstorm from and work on their pending cases every morning in small group

             19. Silicon Valley University Law School
No Clinics Offered..

                  20 . Southern California Institute of Law
    Immigration Clinic

    The clinic provides pro bono representation to clients in a variety of immigration cases including asylum,
    applications for relief under the Violence Against Women Act, and other applications for relief from

    Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic

    A joint project of USC Law, the USC Annenberg Center for Communication, and USC Information
    Services Division, the clinic represents clients in a wide-ranging set of projects related to cutting-edge
    issues in intellectual property and technology law.

    International Human Rights Clinic

    The International Human Rights Clinic gives students the opportunity to work on projects and cases,
    both local and international, which confront the most pressing human rights concerns of our day. Under
    the supervision of Clinic Director Professor Hannah Garry, students seek justice on behalf of victims,
    hold perpetrators of serious human rights abuses accountable and work towards progressive
    development of the law. Through this experience, students acquire knowledge and skills for effective
    international lawyering and human rights advocacy while supporting the critical work of human rights
    advocates and organizations worldwide.

    Mediation Clinic

    In the Mediation Clinic, students learn the dispute resolution skills required to become professional
    mediators, and then apply those skills by mediating actual court cases.

    Post-Conviction Justice Project

    The clinic represents California federal and state inmates in post-conviction issues ranging from parole
    board hearings to petitions for writ of habeas corpus.

    Small Business Clinic

    The Small Business Clinic provides basic corporate legal assistance to entrepreneurs, small businesses
    and non-profit organizations, ranging from entity selection and formation to contract drafting. (213) 740-7331

                  21.Southwestern University School of Law
The Children's Rights Clinic provides representation to low-income children in the areas of school
discipline, special education and other education-related issues. The clinic is staffed by law students who
represent clients under the supervision of Professor Julie Waterstone. Students have the opportunity in a
real-life context to hone their lawyering skills such as interviewing, negotiating, counseling, pre-trial
litigation, and oral advocacy.

Southwestern's Immigration Law Clinic provides free legal representation to low-income children and
adults in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) (clients under the age of 21), Violence Against Women
Act (VAWA) and U visa cases. The Clinic is staffed by law students who represent clients under the
supervision of Professor Andrea Ramos and Clinical Fellow Julia Vázquez. Throughout the class, students will
learn many facets of professional responsibility such as client confidentiality, responsiveness to client
demands and accountability for their work.

Students enrolled in the Street Law Clinic teach law-related critical life skills to youth in Los Angeles, most
of whom are involved in the dependency or delinquency system. Many of these young students also have
learning disabilities, which qualifies them for special education services.
The law students participate in a weekly classroom component at Southwestern to prepare them to go into
the community and teach one ninety-minute lesson each week for a period of 10-weeks. Through the class,
the law students learn and practice the skills necessary to teach practical participatory education about the
law. In addition, attorneys from public interest agencies visit as guest speakers to review the laws and
answer questions in their areas of expertise that relate to this special population. During the semester, the
law students also have the opportunity to visit Dependency and Delinquency courts to observe hearings, as
well as speak with attorneys and judges to gain a deeper understanding of these court systems, as many of
the students they are teaching are involved or at risk of entering these systems.             (213) 738-5574
                 22.     Stanford Law School

Criminal Prosecution Clinic

In this small but hard-working clinic, students prosecute cases at the San Jose Superior Court under the
guidance of Santa Clara County prosecutors and faculty supervisors.

Cyberlaw Clinic

Pioneer an area of law that is largely without precedent, conducting computer- and Internet-related
litigation, policy research, and advocacy.

Environmental Law Clinic

Students provide legal counsel to national, regional, and grassroots nonprofit organizations on a variety of
environment issues, with a focus on biodiversity and conserving natural resources.

Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

Students represent immigrants in cases securing rights for survivors of domestic violence or in deportation,
and participate in community outreach, public education, or policy advocacy.

International Human Rights and Development Clinic

Explore international human rights and development work by traveling to Africa, where you will document
human rights violations, strategize on human rights initiatives and organize projects with the local legal

Organizations and Transactions Clinic

Students provide corporate governance, contract, transaction, risk management and communications
support to established Northern California nonprofit organizations.

Social Security Disability Pro Bono Project

The SLS Social Security Disability Project (SSDP), the Law School’s only in-house pro bono project, gives
students the opportunity to work directly with local homeless clients.

Stanford Community Law Clinic

Students help about 500 low-income clients each year with a wide variety of legal challenges, including
landlord-tenant disputes, employment issues, and government benefit claims.

Stanford Three Strikes Project

The Stanford Three Strikes Project is the only legal organization in the country devoted to representing
individuals serving life imprisonment under California's Three Strikes law.

Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

Students litigate cases before the Supreme Court of the United States working on petitions for review,
opposition to petitions, and merits briefs filed with the Justices.
Youth and Education Law Project

Dedicated to educational rights and reform work, represent both minors and families in special education
and school discipline matters

650 723.2465

                 23.     Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Mediation Program is a great opportunity for students to get
experience working with real clients and real cases in an actual courtroom setting. Mediation is a
growing industry within the legal community and our law school is a community leader in using this
clinical program to immerse students in the art of conflict resolution. Our students get intensive
training in mediation and then make their services available to clients or disputants at the South
County and East County Small Claims Courts. As mediators, the students apply the communication,
listening and facilitation skills they have acquired to bring about settlements. The Mediation Program
helps students envision novel approaches in which attorneys can help clients move beyond their
disputes in creative, constructive and immensely satisfying ways. Our students often get to work with
Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mentors so they can learn from lawyers who work in the
meditation field.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is operated each spring by the law
school’s Tax Law Society, a student organization. The TJSL VITA program is an IRS program that
provides a valuable community service in the form of free income tax return preparation. Clients who
come to the Thomas Jefferson VITA clinic include students, low-income families, senior citizens and
others who can’t afford professional tax services or are unable to complete their own tax forms.
 The students who volunteer for this clinic receive training to become IRS-certified, learn how to
operate the TaxWise software, how to interview clients effectively and how to assemble a proper tax
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic provides limited legal
assistance, as well as full service legal representation, to the residents and alumni of Veterans Village
of San Diego. Veterans Village is a highly successful, residential program that provides housing,
substance abuse, mental health, and job training services to formerly homeless veterans who are
struggling to regain full participation in society. Areas of concentration include family, consumer and
administrative law. Clinic students have primary responsibility for the cases they handle and the
clients they represent.
Professor Steve Berenson, at

                 24.     Trinity Law School
No clinics offered…

                 25.     University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall
The Death Penalty Clinic was founded in 2001 on the principle that the right to a fair trial and equal
protection under the law are core societal values. Through individual representation and impact litigation,
the Clinic puts this principle into practice. Our mission is to offer a program that helps students develop
outstanding legal skills and to serve clients facing capital punishment. Our students gain a strong social
justice orientation and the skills necessary to provide vigorous, professional and high-level representation to
their clients.
In an era of rapid change caused by rising global interdependence, the International Human Rights Law
Clinic (IHRLC) at the UC Berkeley School of Law pursues a dual mission: promoting justice at home and
abroad and training attorneys for a changing profession. IHRLC marshals the resources of the faculty and
students of UC Berkeley to advance the struggle for human rights on behalf of individuals and marginalized
communities. It clarifies complex issues, develops innovative policy solutions, and engages in vigorous
advocacy. At the same time, IHRLC prepares graduates for an increasingly diverse, competitive, and
international legal profession. One of the leading human rights clinics in the country, IHRLC takes advantage
of its home in California, the largest and most diverse state in the nation, and builds on Berkeley Law’s
commitment to international engagement.

Established in January 2001, the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley
Law was the first clinic in the nation to provide law students with the opportunity to represent the public
interest in sound technology policy through client advocacy and participation in legislative, regulatory,
litigation and technical standard setting activities. Since its founding, the Samuelson Clinic has been
extremely successful in a broad range of matters in the digital realm, working with nonprofit organizations,
government agencies and legislators, and academic researchers across a variety of issues touching on
technology including free speech, privacy, intellectual property, electronic commerce, voting systems, open
source software and the life sciences.


                 26.     University of California, Davis School of Law
Civil Rights

Students provide legal services to indigent clients who have filed civil rights actions in federal court.
Students will employ skills such as interviewing, counseling, research, writing, negotiating, taking and
defending depositions, and possibly oral and trial advocacy.

Family Protection and Legal Assistance

Students are required to enroll for two semesters. Students represent low-income persons in family law and
related matters arising out of situations involving family violence. Cases handled by the students involve
restraining orders, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and property division.

The Immigration Law Clinic (ILC) provides legal representation to indigent non-citizens in removal
proceedings before U.S. Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and federal courts,including
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ILC provides this necessary service to Northern California's
immigrant communities, offering education and legal services to low-income immigrants facing deportation
while enabling students to gain practical, real-world experience. ILC students take on all major aspects of
litigation, including interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing legal briefs, drafting pleadings and
motions, and arguing complex legal issues. ILC students regularly conduct naturalization and other legal
workshops in the community, engage in broader advocacy projects related to the detention & deportation of
immigrants, and provide know your rights presentations in local ICE detention centers. Responding to the
increased collaboration between criminal and immigration enforcement agencies, the ILC has also been at
the forefront of indigent detention and deportation defense

Prison Law

Students provide legal services to clients incarcerated in state prison. The services require analysis and
application of constitutional law, state statutory law, agency regulations, and the rules of professional
responsibility.                530.752.6942  
                 27.     University of California, Hastings College of Law

The Refugee and Human Rights Clinic provides students with the opportunity to perform hands-on work
in both domestic and international aspects of refugee and human rights law, while developing the critical
advocacy skills of strategizing, research, analysis, and writing. We also emphasize collaboration and
reflection. Student cases span a wide range of work, from direct representation of asylum applicants to
intensive research into international human rights issues. Clinical students have the opportunity to work on
projects with leading refugee and human rights organizations as well. For example, the RHRC has a close
relationship with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), which works to advance women’s
human rights by focusing on gender-based asylum law and broader migration policies, both in the U.S. and
internationally. As one of the nation's leading refugee advocacy organizations, CGRS engages in impact
litigation, national policy advocacy, and other strategies in defense of asylum seekers.

Civil Justice Clinic: CJC gives students lead responsibility for handling real cases under the supervision of
full-time faculty. Faculty are experienced attorneys who value the importance of tailoring teaching and
scholarship to meet the needs of clients and students. Although the projects undertaken principally affect
low-income individuals and communities, students interested in all areas of practice can and do benefit from
the experience. The educational objectives emphasize skills training and the ability to be self-reflective so
that students can learn from real practice, develop confidence in performing lawyering skills, and articulate
their own visions of effective lawyering.


                 28.     University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Criminal Defense Clinic- This course will examine the role of the defense lawyer in the criminal justice
process. The class seminar will meet twice each week. In addition, students will work in teams on live
client cases in cooperation with pro bono attorneys and defender organizations. Therefore, a significant out-
of-class time commitment is required. The course will cover both substantive and technical aspects of
criminal defense. In terms of substantive law, the course will include topics such as bail, discovery, pretrial
motions, plea bargaining, and sentencing. From a lawyering perspective, the class will provide opportunities,
both through simulation and work on client matters, to develop skills such as client interviewing and
counseling, case development, and cross examination.

International Justice Clinic- focuses on the mechanisms of accountability for war crimes, crimes against
humanity and genocide. The clinic involves two elements: an integrated clinical seminar and specific clinical
projects. The classroom portion of the course, meeting for one two-hour session weekly throughout the first
semester, will include substantive topics in accountability institutions as well as training in a variety of
human rights advocacy skills. A key point of the Clinic is to develop the tools to select, design, research,
strategize and advocate in the areas of the Clinic’s focus. Clinical projects, in which students work together
in groups of two to six participants, focus on efforts to promote accountability and rule-of-law mechanisms
in the wake of mass atrocity

Immigration Clinic- The Immigration Law Clinic is a joint venture between the law school and Public
Counsel’s Immigrants Rights Project. Students will spend approximately four hours each week in the
classroom and an additional minimum of eight hours per week on casework at Public Counsel, near
downtown Los Angeles. The exact percentage of time in the classroom and time working on cases will be
determined during the semester. The classroom portion of the course will focus on skills training such as
interviewing, researching and writing declarations and briefs, fact development and some trial advocacy as
well as working with survivors of torture and trauma. We also plan to bring students to both the Los Angeles
Immigration Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to observe immigration proceedings.
At Public Counsel, the students’ clinical work will involve extensive client contact towards the goal of filing
applications for immigration relief. Under the supervision of Public Counsel’s attorneys, students are likely to
prepare asylum applications and may prepare petitions for relief under the Violence Against Women Act and
the Victim of Trafficking and Violent Crime Protection Act. They may appear before the Los Angeles Asylum
Office in Anaheim and the Los Angeles Immigration Court. The precise work conducted during the semester
will depend on the clients who need representation and the posture of their cases.

Susan Gillig, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Extern Programs
Phone: (310) 825-7376

Jeanne Fontenot, Clinical Program Manager
Phone: (310) 825-1097

                  29.      University of La Verne College of Law

The Justice and Immigration Clinic, which opened in January of 2008, provides pro bono assistance to
immigrants seeking asylum in the United States due to political, religious, and other human rights
persecution. Students accepted to this clinic will have the opportunity to take a matter from inception to
completion – a hearing before the Immigration Court in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles-based Disability Rights Legal Center opened an Inland Empire clinic on the campus of La
Verne College of Law in Spring 2007. The Clinic focuses on disability civil rights litigation and special education
issues for low-income and minority families. It addresses some of the most extreme problems for people with
disabilities in the Inland Empire, including the failure to provide free and appropriate education for students with
disabilities; the treatment of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice and foster care systems; lack of access
to the justice system; and lack of access to health care.

For more information about the Center for Justice & Immigration, contact Professor Diane Uchimiya,
Assistant Professor of Law, at (909) 460-2031 or

                  30.      University of San Diego School of Law
The Appellate Clinic provides students the opportunity to litigate an appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals. This is a year-long clinic in which teams of students will handle appeals from start to finish. During
the fall semester, students will write an opening brief. In the spring semester, students will write a reply
brief and have the opportunity to participate in oral argument. The weekly required class is a one-hour
seminar on the appellate process, including writing, oral advocacy, persuasion, and relevant law. From time
to time, the class sessions will feature guest speakers such as federal judges and experts in the substantive
law of the cases. Prerequisites: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Criminal
Procedure. This course is open only to third- or fourth-year law students.

USD's Child Advocacy Clinic is operated by the Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI), a statewide center
dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of California's children. Child Advocacy Clinic interns have
three options:(1) they may, under the supervision of a public defender, represent minors in child abuse and
neglect proceedings; (2) they may, under the supervision of a public defender, represent minors charged
with offenses in delinquency proceedings; and/or (3) they may work with one of CAI's professional staff
members on a variety of policy and advocacy projects.

Immigration Clinic- Students gain practical experience through interviewing, counseling and representing
clients with immigration-related problems. Students complete forms and draft documents on behalf of
clients. Students also attend and/or participate at hearings at Immigration Court. Weekly meetings are held
with the clinic supervisor to discuss immigration law, practical application and casework.

                 31.University of San Francisco School of Law

Child Advocacy Clinic

6 Units In the Child Advocacy Clinic, students receive training and, under the supervision of the clinic
director, represent abused, neglected, or abandoned children in child welfare proceedings. Clinic activities
include interviewing clients, investigation, writing and responding to motions, and court appearances on
behalf of clients in San Francisco Superior and Juvenile Courts, as well as the California Court of Appeal and
the California Supreme Court.

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic

6 Units A successor to our first in-house program, the criminal clinic remains a core component of the USF
Law Clinics. Students enrolled in this clinic represent indigent defendants in all phases of criminal
proceedings, from arraignment through trial and appeal. They also represent defendants in juvenile court
delinquency proceedings.

Employment Law Clinic

4 Units Students in this clinic represent clients in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mediations
involving alleged discrimination. Students investigate claims and prepare cases for mediation. As part of
their preparation, students develop the theory of the case, determine damages, and write a mediation brief.
Upon successful resolution of the case, students prepare a settlement agreement. In addition, students
become involved in wage and hour disputes before the California Labor Commissioner. The clinic assists
clients of the Instituto Laboral de la Raza, a nonprofit workers' rights organization that addresses the needs
of low income workers and their families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic

4 Units USF's innovative Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic focuses on critical human
rights issues, including migrants' rights, application of the death penalty to juveniles, and trafficking of
women. Participating students research and prepare presentations for the United Nations Human Rights
Council and the Commission of the Status of Women. As representatives of Human Rights Advocates, many
students present their case to the council at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, or to the Commission
on the Status of Women in New York City. Students also work on briefs detailing international law standards
to U.S. courts and represent individual clients before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic

3 Units The Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic, in partnership with the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, provides a variety of intellectual property legal services, such as domain name disputes in
ICANN proceedings, copyright infringement notifications and counter notifications under the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, as well as other trademark and copyright matters. The clinic is also a
partner in "Chilling Effects," a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and law school clinics at
Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, and Maine. Chilling Effects helps the public understand the protections that the
First Amendment and intellectual property laws provide for online activities.

Investor Justice Clinic

3 Units In the Investor Justice Clinic, students represent investors in actions involving allegations of
wrongdoing by securities firms and/or their employees. Students appear in arbitrations and other
proceedings before the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) as well as the NYSE Arca (formerly
the Pacific Stock Exchange). The clinic is officially recognized by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority
(FINRA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Mediation Clinic

3 Units Students in the Mediation Clinic have the opportunity to apply dispute resolution skills by serving as
mediators in cases brought to the San Francisco Small Claims Court. These mediations involve most areas of
the law with the exception of criminal and family law matters. After intensive training, clinic students
conduct mediations and draft settlement agreements for parties who are able to resolve their disputes.

Predatory Lending Law Clinic

2 Units The Predatory Lending Clinic is offered as a clinical component of the Predatory Lending Law and
Practice course. The course covers federal and state protections against predatory lending practices,
including the Truth in Lending Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Unfair Business Practices Act.
Practical training is provided on interviewing techniques, case planning, discovery, drafting, and working
with clients who have cultural and language differences. Clinical placements send students to the California
Reinvestment Coalition, several local legal aid offices, Adult Protective Services, the San Francisco District
Attorney's office, as well as to local law firms engaged in pro bono predatory lending work.

USF Law Clinics
(415) 422-6752

                   32.       University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
No Clinics Offered

                   33.       Western State University College of Law
Offers clinical’s but info is not on website

                   34.       Whittier Law School
                      No Clinicals offered

    1. University of Colorado, Boulder School of Law

American Indian Law Clinic – Students gain faculty-supervised experience providing legal assistance in a
variety of matters, including tribal sovereignty, child welfare, preservation of tribal identity, employment
discrimination, public benefits, preservation of Native lands, and more.

Appellate Advocacy Clinic – Students are responsible for completing an appellate brief for a criminal case
currently on appeal in the Colorado Supreme Court or the Colorado Court of Appeals and for attending the
oral argument.

Civil Practice Clinic – Students represent low-income clients in family law, social security disability, and
immigration asylum cases.

Criminal Defense Clinic – Students are taught basic criminal practice skills and represent clients in actual
cases, from beginning to end, in municipal and county courts in Boulder County.

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic – Students work with local entrepreneurs, providing transactional legal
services for the formation and development of small businesses in Colorado.

Family Law Clinic – Students provide legal services to low-income Coloradans who need help with family
law matters such as divorces, issues related to parenting time, and child support.

Juvenile Law Clinic – Students represent children and youth who are abused, neglected, or accused of a
crime, addressing all of the legal needs of the child client. They also represent school districts as the
petitioner in truancy matters. Students focus on advance trial advocacy with a mock child welfare trial.

Natural Resources Clinic – Students represent public interest clients in environmental litigation related to
federal public land protection. Students learn about expert testimony and witness preparation, analysis of
detailed scientific and environmental data, and submission of complex legal briefs.

Technology Law and Policy Clinic – Students advocate in the public interest concerning technology issues
in front of regulatory entities, courts, legislatures, and standard setting bodies.

(303) 492-8126—clinic number

    2. University of Denver College of Law

Students participating in the Civil Litigation Clinic help low-income clients work through civil controversies
in three areas: housing discrimination and eviction defense, domestic violence, civil protection orders, and
immigration / labor issues, including wage and hour litigation. In addition to integrating legal theory and
practice, students in the Civil Litigation Clinic are required to work on a community project during their time
in the clinic.

The Civil Rights Clinic (CRC) is an intensive, year-long litigation program in which students represent
clients in civil rights cases in federal court under the supervision of clinic faculty. Students also participate in
a seminar designed to help them develop their litigation skills and understanding of the law, as well as the
political and social contexts of civil rights litigation. In both the casework and seminar components of the
CRC, we emphasize the development of analytical and writing skills; an appreciation of the importance of
fact development and case theory; the need to be consistently self-conscious and self-critical about strategic
decisions made throughout the course of litigation; and a sense of responsibility about the capacity of the
law and legal institutions to do justice. Our goal is to graduate compassionate and rigorous attorneys who
are committed to resolving legal problems effectively and responsibly.

The Mediation & Arbitration Clinic was established as a part of the University of Denver Sturm College of
Law’s Clinical Programs in 1988. Clinical programs teach students through live client experience. Students in
the Mediation & Arbitration Clinic will learn the skills needed to perform mediation and conflict assessment.
They will perform mediations for cases originating in Denver County Court and for community members
referred by the Student Law Office. Professor Jeff Hartje teaches and directly supervises Mediation &
Arbitration Clinic students.

Since 1984, the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law has provided
real world experience for students interested in both developing practical legal skills and exploring the
practice of environmental law. Under the supervision of Professor Michael Harris, Director of the
Environmental Law Clinic, and Kevin Lynch, Environmental Law Clinic Fellow, students represent
environmental advocacy organizations before courts and administrative agencies in a broad range of
environmental matters, including endangered species, public lands, air quality and public health. The
Environmental Law Clinic offers students two practice tracks to choose from: The Colorado Urban Project
(CUP) and The Federal Wildlife Project (FWP). Students who select the Colorado Urban Project Track work to
address the emerging environmental issues along Colorado’s urban Front Range. These students will utilize
both federal and state laws to tackle these urban environmental issues, including the Federal Clean Water
Act, Federal Clean Air Act, local land use planning and environmental justice policies.

    1. University of Connecticut School of Law

        The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic provides students with the unique
        opportunity to counsel Connecticut’s innovators on an extensive range of intellectual property
        (patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret) and related business law issues.

        Students in the Criminal Clinic assume primary litigation responsibility for virtually every type of
        felony and misdemeanor on the state trial and appellate levels. They have argued dozens of cases
        in the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.

        In the Tax Clinic, students provide legal services to low-income tax payers. Clinic students
        represent clients in a wide range of administrative and tax court proceedings.

        In the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, students represent refugees who have fled persecution
        abroad and are seeking political asylum in the U.S. Students handle all aspects of hearings before
        the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Courts.

        The Mediation Clinic trains students to serve as mediators in community and court-annexed
        disputes, under the supervision of clinic faculty and experienced professional mediators.

        Diana Leyden- 65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford CT 06105     (860)570-5165
        2. Quinnipiac University School of Law

In this clinic you’ll represent clients in state, probate and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

In this clinic, you will represent low- and moderate-income individuals in administrative and court proceedings with the
Internal Revenue Service at the audit, appeals and collection levels.

Faculty invite a small number of students from the Civil and Tax clinics to return for a second semester, during which they
assume greater responsibility for casework and build upon the skills they developed during their first semester of clinic

If you enroll as an evening student, you will have the opportunity to work with clients of the Civil and Tax clinics in a program
modified to meet the special scheduling needs of students who have other commitments during traditional business hours.

Defense Appellate
Under the supervision of an attorney with the Chief Public Defender’s office, you will represent incarcerated, indigent
criminal defendants appealing convictions for non-capital offenses.

Prosecution Appellate
Led by a member of the Appellate Bureau of the Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney’s office, you will present the state’s
position in criminal appeals at the Connecticut Appellate or Supreme Court.       203-582-3400 or 1-800-462-1944

        3. Yale Law School

The Environmental Protection Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic that addresses environmental law and policy
problems on behalf of client organizations such as environmental groups, government agencies, and international

The Nonprofit Organizations Clinic provides legal assistance to nonprofit organizations that cannot afford to retain
private counsel.

The Supreme Court Clinic combines classroom instruction about the Court with hands-on involvement with
litigation projects.

The Capital Markets and Financial Instruments Regulation Clinic offers students a chance to research and
comment on proposed regulations that affect corporate governance and capital markets.
The Transnational Development Clinic works on a range of litigation and non-litigation projects that promote
community-centered international development, with an emphasis on global poverty.

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic represents veterans currently residing in Connecticut with legal needs related to
their military service or return to civilian life.

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic represents immigrants and low-wage workers in Connecticut in
labor, immigration, trafficking, and other civil rights areas, through litigation for individuals and non-litigation
advocacy for community-based organizations.

(203) 432-4800

    1. Widener University School of Law

On the Delaware Campus you can participate in our Pennsylvania Civil Law Clinic, which specializes in bankruptcy
and family law cases, or our Delaware Civil Law Clinic, which represents victims of domestic violence.
Our Pennsylvania Criminal Law Clinic teaches you the finer points of criminal defense, while our Environmental
Law and Natural Resources Clinic allows you to help litigate clean water, endangered species, and hazardous
waste cases. Or you can work with our Veterans Law Clinic, one of only three law school clinical programs that
represents disabled veterans and their dependents in Veterans Affairs and Federal Courts.

On our Harrisburg Campus, our Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic introduces you to community legal issues and clients
across several areas of law such as bankruptcy, consumer law, and divorce.
Professor Nathaniel C. Nichols      302-477-2269

District of Columbia:
    1.   American University Washington College of Law

The Community and Economic Development Law Clinic (CEDLC) provides transactional legal services for client
groups engaged in neighborhood-based community development. The clinic represents and helps organize small
non-profits and businesses, and tenants' associations in the public and private housing sectors, all of whom share
the goal of developing resources for greatly underserved urban communities. The clients come to the clinic not so
much with "problems" as with "projects:" how to buy and manage an apartment building to keep it inhabitable
and affordable; how to decide between functioning as a non profit or a for profit organization; how to create
community lending institutions for people who cannot afford to use banks; or how to run a farmer's market to
keep high quality fresh produce in a neighborhood without supermarkets. Each case encourages student attorneys
to collaborate with clients as partners to reclaim for themselves the neighborhoods that government and planners
have written off. Above all, the clinical experience enables student attorneys to examine the ethical and social
change issues involved in group transactional representation as an innovative approach to poverty law practice.
The Criminal Justice Clinic is designed to teach student attorneys about the theory and practice of advocacy in the
criminal and juvenile justice systems with the knowledge that these skills apply to lawyering in many other
settings. The clinic practices in Maryland. The clinic offers opportunities for second and third year students to
participate in either defense or prosecution, and occasionally, both.
The Disabilities Rights Law Clinic DRLC is a two-semester clinic in which law students, under faculty supervision,
represent clients and their families in a variety of substantive areas and venues related to disability law and people
with disabilities (both mental and physical). A significant focus of the DRLC is on examining circumstances in which
clients with disabilities are wrongly assumed to lack physical or mental capacity to participate in society to the
same extent as people without disabilities. The DRLC represents clients in special education matters in
Washington, DC; admission/commitment cases (as either counsel or guardian ad litem) before the Mental Health
and Mental Retardation Branch of the Family Court of DC Superior Court; cases arising under Titles I-III of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, regarding discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local
services and public accommodations; grievance proceedings within the DC Department of Mental Health;
guardianship proceedings; transactional matters, such as home purchases and applications for 501 (c)(3) status;
immigration matters; and so on.
The Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) provides representation on a broad range of cases and projects involving
individual immigrants and migrants, and their communities, both in the D.C. metropolitan area and overseas.
Students Attorneys in the IJC regularly appear in Immigration Court, and may also appear before federal district
court, the courts of Maryland and D.C., and before federal and state agencies. Since migration has a transnational
dimension, the IJC occasionally advocates before regional and international bodies.
The General Practice Clinic (GPC) is a one-semester clinic in which student attorneys represent low-income clients
in such areas as consumer protection, employment, family law, health, housing, public benefits and bankruptcy.
Student attorneys use a range of legal skills on behalf of clients in settings that may include administrative
tribunals and trial and appellate courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Student attorneys represent low-
income clients in two-person teams. The teams represent 2-3 clients at a time.


    2.   Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

The Criminal Prosecution Clinic is a four-credit, one-semester course (offered in the spring semester only) that
provides eligible students with a rigorous and intensive exposure to criminal prosecution practice through a
combination of actual trial practice and classroom work. Students are assigned to work in either the State's
Attorneys Office of Prince George's or Montgomery County in Maryland, where they prosecute criminal cases in
the circuit and district courts. After a short orientation, students are given a docket of cases for which they are
responsible. Under the supervision of an assistant state's attorney, the students engage in plea bargain
negotiations and try criminal prosecutions to the court or, in some cases, to a jury. In addition, students have many
opportunities to evaluate different styles of lawyering by watching criminal trial lawyers in action. To supplement
and refine their practice experience, students attend a weekly class in which they discuss their pending cases and
what they have encountered in court.

The Innocence Project Clinic offers students the opportunity to learn and to develop a wide range of lawyering
skills, while providing direct assistance to inmates who have been convicted of violent crimes and sentenced to
long jail sentences or to death, but who assert that they are actually innocent of the crimes for which they have
been convicted. The Clinic is part of a national network of programs
dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through vigorous reinvestigation of the facts surrounding
the crimes for which they were convicted and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
The Clinic's cases are referred to it by the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.


    3.   University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
Students in the Community Development Law Clinic learn transactional and business lawyering skills while
representing non-profit organizations and small, urban entrepreneurs. The clinic often works in concert with
community-based business centers and other professionals to provide clients with comprehensive professional
consulting services.

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) Law Clinic is the only off-premises clinic in the School of Law
Clinical Program. The Clinic Director works closely with the adjunct professors of GAP who have primary
responsibility for the GAP Clinic. GAP is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) public interest organization that seeks
to promote government and corporate accountability through advancing occupational free speech and ethical
conduct, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists. GAP's lawyers represent government and
private employees who speak out against fraud, waste, mismanagement, abuse of authority, environmental
dangers, and public health and safety problems. By representing employee-whistleblowers in actions to gain
protection against retaliatory firings, demotions, and other harassment, GAP assists the individuals in their efforts
to expose governmental and private abuses affecting public health and safety. GAP's major program initiatives
focus on both government and corporate accountability related to nuclear oversight, food and drug safety, worker
health and safety, international reform and national security.

Since 1990, the School of Law has operated and HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic, the second oldest such clinic in the nation.
During its nearly twenty years, hundreds of law students have served thousands of the District of Columbia's most
vulnerable residents. The Clinic provides comprehensive, holistic legal services to families affected by HIV/AIDS by
addressing several legal issues at once. Under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty, students assist
families in accessing public benefits and in drafting and executing last wills and testaments, powers of attorney and
advanced directives. The HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic also represents caregivers facing a wide variety of permanency
issues, such as the need to plan for the future care of their children by transferring legal custody to another
member of the family or to a family friend if and when that caregiver is no longer able to parent the children.

Students in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic learn about the specialized area of immigration law and other
areas of law (such as employment law and civil rights law) that frequently concern representation of noncitizens
and immigrants’ rights more generally. Students represent clients under the supervision of the clinic director and a
graduate student instructor. In addition to attending the required twice-weekly seminar, students meet
individually with their supervising attorney and participate in case rounds.

(202) 274-7394 Kristina Campbell

    4.   George Mason University School of Law
The Law and Mental Illness Clinic allows students to gain practical experience in the judicial, legislative, academic
and advocacy aspects of the law concerning the treatment of individuals with severe mental illness. The classroom
component of the course studies the history and development of laws affecting the mentally ill, while also
preparing the students for representation of petitioners during civil commitment hearings. Students may locate
and interview witnesses, appear at commitment hearings, perform direct and cross-examinations and present
legal argument. This course is a pass/fail course offered in the fall and spring, and students may receive 3 credits
total (2 in-class credits and 1 out of-class credit). Space is limited, and registration is open to students who have
completed their first year of law school.
Professor Joe Zengerle        703-993-8384.

    5.   George Washington University Law School

The Neighborhood Law & Policy Clinic will open in the 2011-2012 academic year. The clinic will take a community-
based approach to serving the civil legal needs of the indigent population of D.C., keeping abreast of local trends in
order to maintain a caseload responsive to community needs. Participating students can expect a case docket that
includes housing, public benefits, and consumer matters, with a particular focus on cases that meet the civil legal
needs of ex-offenders. Students also may have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy in front of rulemaking
bodies and the D.C. Council.
The Public Justice Advocacy Clinic gives students an opportunity to develop a full range of civil law practice skills
while working with low-income clients. The Clinic represents clients both in large class action lawsuits and in
individual matters. The Clinic is presently co-counsel for plaintiffs in Lightfoot v. District of Columbia, a class action
challenging the procedures for terminating disability compensation benefits for injured city workers and DL v.
District of Columbia, a class action challenging the District’s failure to provide a free and appropriate public
education to disabled pre-school age children.
Established in 1994, the Vaccine Injury Clinic is the only one of its kind in the country. Students in the clinic
represent the families of young children seeking compensation for vaccine-related injuries and death in trial and
appellate proceedings before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Since 1979, students of the Immigration Clinic have provided legal representation to aliens in the D.C.
metropolitan area, applying their lawyering skills to defend the rights of aliens in obtaining affirmative benefits and
to interpose defensive strategies to prevent removal. Some of the most vulnerable persons in U.S. society, clients
include asylum applicants and individuals in deportation and removal proceedings for a variety of reasons. In
representing clients under the supervision of the clinic director, students perform all aspects of case preparation
including interviewing clients, writing pleadings, appearing in Immigration Court, and managing post-relief issues.
Clinic students also assist their clients in overcoming linguistic and cultural barriers that could impede their clients’
success in the U.S. legal system. GW Law students have won cases involving issues like female genital mutilation,
sexual orientation, torture, HIV-status, and also have obtained freedom from detention for aliens.
The heart of the GW Human Rights Clinical Program is the International Human Rights Clinic. The IHRC is the
newest addition to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of GW Law School. Founded in 2004 by Professor
Arturo Carrillo, the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at GW Law is the only human rights clinic in the
country dedicated primarily to litigating human rights cases before U.S. and international tribunals.

Phyllis Goldfarb            202.994.0787

    6.   Georgetown University Law Center
The Criminal Defense & Prison Advocacy Clinic (CDPAC) offers students an intensive experience in indigent
criminal defense and prisoner advocacy in the District of Columbia. Through client representation, classroom
lectures and discussion, simulations and exercises, small group “case rounds,” and individual supervision meetings,
students will obtain a rich understanding of the culture and ethics of indigent criminal defense, and develop
expertise in criminal trial advocacy and the representation of prisoners in administrative proceedings.
Students in the Criminal Justice Clinic represent defendants in misdemeanor cases in the District of Columbia
Superior Court and residents of the Lorton prison in post-conviction matters. The most common charges include
assault, prostitution, drug possession, theft, unlawful entry, destruction of property, shoplifting, and weapon
offenses. Caseloads are light and trial work is closely supervised by Clinic professors and teaching fellows to
maximize educational benefits.
Students in the Domestic Violence Clinic represent victims of family abuse in D.C. Superior Court. The Clinic
provides students with intense training and extensive hands-on experience in domestic violence litigation.
In March 2004, as International Women’s Human Rights Clinic students and faculty sat in the courtroom, the
justices of the Constitutional Court of Uganda read their decisions from the bench. The next day’s Kampala
Monitor newspaper sensationalized the holding—“Wives can divorce cheating husbands” (see picture, above), ran
the banner headline—but what the court had done was spectacular: for the first time, the Constitutional Court of
Uganda had used the gender equity provisions in the Ugandan Constitution to invalidate a discriminatory law.
Nancy C. Cantalupo 

    7.   Howard University School of Law

The Civil Rights Clinic litigates on behalf of indigent clients in civil rights and social justice cases. Students in the
clinic represent pro se plaintiffs in federal and state appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C.
Circuit, the United Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Cases
include a range of civil rights matters such as employment and housing discrimination, police brutality, denial of
full voting rights, unconstitutional prison conditions, and procedural barriers that preclude indigent litigants from
effective access to the courts. Students work with faculty in classroom-seminar and clinical-practice settings to
review the trial court record, prepare the appendix for appeal, consult with the client, research and write the
appellate briefs, and prepare and conduct oral argument when such argument is granted by the court.
The Criminal Justice Clinic CJC course includes actual client representation and a classroom seminar. The
classroom portion of the clinic includes two (2) seminar sessions per week, each of which is hour and fifty minutes
in duration. The classroom component includes review of constitutional law, criminal procedure and evidence, as
well as case rounds, analysis of ethical, strategic and client representation issues, and litigation skill development.
The legal work includes the representation of indigent adult persons charged with criminal misdemeanors in the
District of Columbia Superior Court. Students are responsible for all aspects of the representation of the client,
under the direct supervision of the CJC faculty, including preparation for presentation of the case at all stages of
the proceeding. Such preparation includes, but is not limited to, client and witness interviews, interaction with the
Office of the United States Attorney and the Metropolitan Police Department, legal research and the drafting and
filing of litigation pleadings. Students also appear in court at pretrial hearings, trials, sentencing proceedings and
parole revocation hearings.
The Law School was recently awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to
establish a comprehensive clinical education program in Fair Housing. The program opened in Fall semester 2005
with a pilot, developmental phase during which a small group of students helped to develop the clinical program,
including procedures, policies, training materials and outreach programs, as well as learn the basics of housing
discrimination law, practice and procedure. Students may also work on a limited number of fair housing cases as
testers, administrative advocates, researchers or advisers. Students seeking acceptance must have taken a seminar
in Housing Discrimination or be concurrently registered in an approved Housing Discrimination, civil rights or
externship course.
(202) 806-8082
    1.   University of Florida Levin College of Law
The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC) is the newest clinic in Virgil Hawkins and the first of its
kind in the nation. A collaboration between the College of Law (Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic and the Center on
Children and Families), College of Medicine, Shands Teaching Hospital and Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse
Network, the IPVAC team consists of Certified Legal Interns (CLI's), a social worker, an outreach counselor and
various medical staff at UF's outpatient clinics who run a community resource called THE SOURCE: Supporting
Healthy Relationships through Medical, Legal, & Educational Advocacy. This interdisciplinary team provides
indigent victims of domestic, dating, and sexual violence with the help they need to meet legal, safety, family and
health issues. THE SOURCE holds office hours at Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic, UF's Pediatrics clinic, and UF's Ob-Gyn

UF Law’s Gator TeamChild Juvenile Advocacy Clinic, founded in 1998, provides free legal service to indigent
children and trains lawyers, social workers and other professionals in skills necessary to be advocates for children.
It is an integral part of the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic and is one of many hands-on programs organized for benefit of
UF Law students and the community. Law students are certified by the Florida Supreme Court to practice under
supervision of faculty who are licenced attorneys. Students work in teams with supervised graduate level social
workers from various Florida universities.

Mediation Clinic- The first part of the course is an intensive mediation training seminar with instruction in
mediation theory, skills and strategies. The training complies with Florida Supreme Court requirements for
mediator certification eligibility. In the second part of the class, students work toward fulfilling the mentorship
requirement for mediation certification by attending Small Claims Court on Friday mornings at the Alachua County
Courthouse, accompanied and supervised by Professor Davis. During the mentorship students observe and co-
mediate actual small claims disputes such as landlord/ tenant, auto repairs, credit card and other debts, and
neighbor disputes. After completing this Clinic, the students may qualify to become certified County Court
Mediators, upon application to the Florida Supreme Court.

(352) 273-0800

    2.   Florida Coastal School of Law
Under the supervision of Professor Cynthia Irvin, students in the Family Law Clinic represent clients in marriage
dissolution, uncontested custody proceedings, dependency cases(abuse, neglect and abandonment), paternity and
child support cases, adoption and guardianship proceedings and miscellaneous matters involving children and the
family relationship. There is also the opportunity to represent children in delinquency cases (children being
prosecuted for violations of the law) school matters (truancy, discipline, enrollment), emancipations, record
sealings and expungements and other matters pertaining to juveniles and their families involved in the legal
system. Students gain experience in interviewing and counseling clients, drafting motions, interviewing witnesses
and other discovery, case planning, negotiating and participating in court hearings and trials.
Under the supervision of Professor Laura Boeckman, students in the Consumer Law Clinic represent consumers
with issues involving mortgage foreclosure, debt collection harassment, correcting errors on credit reports and
other consumer-related issues. Many of the clients are victims of predatory lending, a practice whereby lenders
target low income or minority consumers with highly unfavorable terms in loan agreements. The clinic provides
students with the opportunity to interview clients, draft letters, pleadings and motions, argue motions in small
claims, county and circuit court, participate in discovery including depositions and engage in many aspects of
settlement negotiation.
Under the supervision of Professor Ericka Curran, students in the Immigrant Rights Clinic are involved with both
direct legal services to non-citizens as well as legal advocacy projects. Legal services provided include the
preparation of asylum petitions, family unity applications and petitions, applications for naturalization and
applications for relief under the Violence Against Women Act and the Victim of Trafficking and Violent Crime
Prevention Act. Students gain experience in interviewing and counseling clients, conducting fact investigation,
developing case theory, interviewing witnesses, writing declarations and submitting briefs.
Under the supervision of Professor Lois Ragsdale, students in the Housing Rights Clinic represent indigent clients
and families with legal problems related to housing. Much of the work centers on landlord-tenant law and helping
clients avoid threatened eviction but students may also represent clients fighting mortgage foreclosure, fraudulent
real estate schemes, housing repair problems, utility shutoffs, environmental hazards and denial of public housing.
Students will have the opportunity to interview and counsel clients, conduct fact investigation and pre-trial
discovery, draft pleadings and motions, negotiate and participate in court hearings and trials.
Under the supervision of Professor Sarah Sulllivan, students in the Disability and Benefits Clinic represent indigent
clients in areas including social security disability claims, supplemental security income claims, Medicaid and
Medicare benefits, issues with temporary assistance and other governmental benefits, guardianships and advance
directives. The Clinic provides students with an opportunity to interview and counsel clients, examine, review and
draft letters and legal documents, engage in extensive factual investigations and discovery, work with experts and
other attorneys, negotiate on behalf of clients, prepare witnesses and present cases before administrative law

Lynn McDowell      (904) 680-7752

    3.   Florida State University College of Law
Criminal Practice Clinic- The course provides training in the trial and pre-trial skills necessary to function as an
effective prosecution or defense attorney. The course traces the criminal process from the time an accused is
taken into custody or charged with a crime through the determination of guilt and sentencing.

Paolo Annino      850.644.9930

    4.   University of Miami School of Law

The Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic at UM Law offers pro bono legal services to low-income individuals who are
dealing with bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida established the clinic.
UM Law offers it as a two-semester, six-credit elective that pairs students into teams.
The Children & Youth Law Clinic is an in-house, live-client clinic established in 1995 by the Law School. The Clinic
represents children in foster care and former foster youth in dependency, health care, mental health, disability,
independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal matters, ensuring that they have a voice in
court proceedings.
The Health and Elder Law Clinic is a two-semester, eight-credit course in which students assist low-income elderly
and health-impaired clients under the supervision of a professor and clinical instructors. Clients are referred by
health care providers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and other community-based
organizations. This legal service is free of charge to the public.
Established in the fall of 2009, the Immigration Clinic provides a challenging opportunity for students to advocate
on behalf of immigrants in a wide variety of complex immigration proceedings. In addition to helping individual
clients, students collaborate with other immigrant rights groups on projects that reform the law and advance the
cause of social justice for immigrants. The clinic is dedicated to being an integral part of the wider immigrant and
human rights advocacy community in South Florida and the nation.
The Tenants Rights Clinic is designed to allow students to represent a client from the beginning of a case until its
completion and primarily involves clients being evicted from public and subsidized housing, receiving Section 8
terminations, and having their affordable housing applications denied.

Professor Jeffrey Hearne        JHearne@LSGMI.ORG

    5.   Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Clinic provides student interns with ample opportunity to mediate and
arbitrate while learning ADR options and improving communication skills. Students mediate or arbitrate cases that
may include diversionary cases for juveniles arrested for misdemeanors; restitution mediation for victims and
offenders; County Court mediation; community dispute mediation; and court-annexed arbitration.
The Business Practice Clinic prepares students to enter the challenging field of business law. Clinic students have
the opportunity to develop transactional skills, including planning, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and
drafting. Following the clinic’s instructional component, students are placed with a corporate law office, business
law firm, or government/ administrative legal department where they are mentored by an experienced business
law attorney.
The Children and Families Clinic focuses on the legal needs of individuals, with particular emphasis on the
economically disadvantaged. Family law constitutes one of the primary components of civil practice, particularly
for practitioners in small firms. Along with the Criminal Justice Clinic, this clinic provides the most extensive
litigation experience. Key areas of legal representation include custody and divorce, benefits, employment,
housing, and health. Students will serve as interns either in the in-house clinic, under the supervision of NSU Law
professor-practitioners, or in a legal-aid or government office that provides legal assistance to children and
Students in the Environmental and Land Use Law Clinic are exposed to the legal processes that define this area of
law and explore issues such as growth management, comprehensive planning, land use, and environmental
permitting. Clinical interns either work in-house on complex litigation matters under the supervision of NSU Law
professor-practitioners or are placed with government offices or private law firms that specialize in environmental
Students enrolled in the International Practice Clinic explore key issues involving both public and private concerns,
such as the impact of treaties, peacekeeping and human rights, intellectual property, and practical applications of
international business regulations. Some clinic interns may be placed with international organizations devoted to
humanitarian efforts. Others might serve as interns in private law firms that specialize in international business
law or students may choose to work in the area of immigration.
The Personal Injury Litigation Clinic provides students with opportunities to develop the lawyering skills needed in
evaluating, preparing, settling, and trying personal injury cases. Students are exposed to various aspects of tort
litigation, including client and witness interviewing, pleadings, discovery and motion documents, hearings,
depositions, mediations, and trials.
Nancy Sanguigni          954-262-6022

    6.   Stetson University College of Law
Civil Elder Law Clinic- This course is designed to help students develop the academic and practice skills necessary
to provide legal services to elder clients. Students in this clinic represent clients who are at least 60 years old and
meet income eligibility requirements. Students are responsible for all phases of client representation, including
interview, investigation, drafting pleadings/documents, negotiations, administrative hearings, and trials.
Civil Poverty Clinic- The goal of the clinic is to expose students to the unique and continuing legal needs for all
persons, regardless of social status or income. The clinic handles a variety of legal issues normally facing the poor
and disadvantaged. Students are introduced to the actual practice of law, representing low-income individuals
primarily in the areas of domestic relations, child custody, landlord-tenant, consumer credit, collection matters,
and government entitlement matters.
Immigration Law Clinic- Students in this program are placed with the Immigration Unit of Gulfcoast Legal Services,
a non-profit legal aid organization. The Immigration Unit assists persons who are immigrant victims of crime with a
focus on domestic violence. Students perform duties associated with Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, U
visas for victims of crime, and T visas for victims of human trafficking; representing persons in asylum, withholding
of removal, and Convention Against Torture claims; as well as an unaccompanied immigrant children project for
children present in the United States without legal status and without parents. Students are involved in all aspects
of case preparation and management, including Immigration Court representation. However, most cases are
argued through written advocacy. Students work alongside staff and are expected to spend as much time as
possible in the office working under sometimes stressful deadlines and difficult circumstances.

    7.   St. Thomas University School of Law

The Bankruptcy clinic offers a comprehensive set of legal services focused on assisting and empowering low
income individuals in their interaction with the bankruptcy system. Law students, under the supervision of two
adjunct law faculty and the attorneys at Put Something Back, as well as the mentors from the local bankruptcy bar,
represent debtors in bankruptcy cases and proceedings. Students are involved in the interviewing and counseling
of potential debtors regarding bankruptcy relief and the interviewing and counseling of potential creditors without
resources regarding bankruptcy relief. Additionally, the students are involved in the prosecution of paralegal
groups who violate the Bankruptcy Code provisions for representation of debtors both in the Bankruptcy Court and
the Appellate Court.
Civil Practice Clinic- This placement is available to second and third year students. Those students whose
placement requires they be a Certified Legal Intern must be in their third year. Typical placements include Legal
Aid, City Attorney, County Attorney, Attorney General, Human Rights Institute, School Board, or other public sector
agencies handling civil matters. To supplement and refine their practice experience, students attend a weekly
class. Students will learn defenses unique to public agencies, represent clients in landlord tenant matters, and may
observe administrative hearings.
Elder Law Clinic- Ethical issued raised in representing the elderly, income maintenance, health care, long-term
care, competency, and guardianship. Efforts will be made to familiarize the students with the medical
considerations of an aging population. Students will work with the Probate division of the Circuit Court and
members of the Elder Law Bar strategies to deal with a continually aging population and case management issues.
There will be a classroom component to the externship.
The Family Court clinic is a two-semester, two-track, four credits per semester course. The Family Division track
allows students to learn about family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody, and
adoption cases. In the domestic violence division, students are given the opportunity to provide in-court
representation to victims of domestic violence in civil permanent injunction hearings.
Cece Dykas         305-623-2381

    1.   Emory University School of Law

The Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic gives law students the opportunity to represent clients in delinquency and
status offense proceedings in Georgia’s juvenile courts. Pursuant to Georgia’s third-year practice rule, under the
supervision of the clinic’s managing attorney, the students are responsible for handling all aspects of client
The International Humanitarian Law Clinic pairs students with organizations, law firms, tribunals and other groups
that prosecute war criminals, protect humanitarian relief efforts entering conflict zones, represent detainees at
Guantanamo bay, monitor conduct during hostilities, gather information about abuses committed in conflict areas
and similar issues.
The Turner Environmental Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to individuals, community groups and
nonprofit organizations seeking to protect and restore the natural environment for the benefit of the public.

    2.   University of Georgia School of Law

The Criminal Defense Clinic is an excellent opportunity for students interested in becoming defense lawyers,
prosecutors and public defenders. Law students work with attorneys in the Western Circuit Public Defender Office,
interviewing clients, investigating cases, negotiating plea agreements, and appearing in court. Third-year students
routinely represent clients in pre-trial hearings and trials.
The Prosecutorial Clinic teaches students trial techniques, making it ideal for students who want to litigate
immediately after graduation. The program is 3 semesters long and includes classroom instruction and an
externship in a prosecutor's office in or near Athens. During the externship, students can observe all phases of a
criminal trial, research various questions of law and draft legal memoranda and charging documents. Students are
also authorized to participate in preliminary hearings, motion hearings, arraignments, juvenile adjudications,
probation revocations, grand jury proceedings and jury trials.
Prepare for a career in family law with the Family Violence Clinic. Students in this clinic help to protect victims of
domestic violence. Clinic work includes interviewing, case preparation, counseling and advocacy. As part of the
Special Education Practicum, students serve as special education advocates for disadvantaged children, assisting in
school negotiations and attending mediations and administrative hearings.
The year-long Appellate Litigation Clinic is designed to teach students to be appellate litigators. The clinic
essentially operates as a small firm and will accept clients with cases before both federal circuit courts of appeals
and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Students work in teams of two or three to review the record of the case,
identify the issues that should be raised in the appeal, draft the briefs (both opening brief and reply brief), and may
do the oral argument if permitted and if oral argument is scheduled.
Russell C. Gabriel

    3.   Georgia State University College of Law
The Georgia State University College of Law's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic ("Clinic") has been operating since 1992
as a nationally recognized component of the College's lawyer skills training program. It provides federal tax
controversy resolution services to low-income taxpayers residing throughout the State of Georgia.

The HeLP Legal Services Clinic is a live-client clinic located at Georgia State University's College of Law. The clinic is
part of an innovative medical-legal community collaboration known as the Health Law Partnership (HeLP), whose
non-profit partners are the Center, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. HeLP
provides free, direct legal services to low-income children and their families at on-site legal services clinics located
at two of Children's hospitals and at the in-house clinic at the law school. The Clinic provides a supportive learning
environment for law students to develop practical lawyering skills in substantive legal fields related to the health of
children and families. It is overseen by Director Charity Scott and co-Associate Directors and Assistant Clinical
Professors Lisa Bliss and Sylvia Caley. Professor Caley also serves as HeLP's overall Director. Clients of the Clinic are
low-income children and their families who are obtaining health services through Children's-operated hospitals
and who are referred to HeLP for legal assistance. Focusing on social and economic barriers to optimum health, the
Clinic exposes students to substantive legal areas related to children, families, poverty, and social welfare. The
clinic explores federal and state laws and policies that can affect children's health and well being, such as public
benefits, income support, health insurance, family law, employment, housing, and education. Students participate
in the Clinic for course credit. In HeLP Clinic I, students develop skills such as client interviewing, counseling, and
representation; negotiation; research and drafting; and case management. HeLP Clinic II is the continuation of
HeLP Clinic I where students handle the more advanced aspects of cases.

Shamecia Powers       spowers4     (404) 413-9130

    4.   Mercer University School of Law
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    5.   John Marshall Law School – Atlanta
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    1.   University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
Child Welfare Clinic: LAW 590R V[3]
This course examines child welfare law, policy and court practice. In collaborative community –based projects and
simulations, students will apply multi-disciplinary lenses to assess the needs of court-involved and at-risk youths.

Defense Clinic: LAW 590C V[3]
This class teaches litigation skills through the representation of indigent criminal defendants. Students appear in
court and try real cases. After classroom lectures, discussions and simulations, students defend people charged
with misdemeanor cases. Deputy Public Defenders teach this course and provide the in-court supervision on the
cases. The classroom component meets throughout the semester.
Pre: Evidence (LAW 543).

Elder Law Clinic: LAW 590D V[3]
Students in this clinic work under the direction of an elder law specialist in assisting Hawai‘i’s senior citizens in a
variety of legal areas including public entitlements, estate planning, living wills, elder abuse, etc. The course
typically does not involve litigation, but rather the delivery of other kinds of legal services and education to the
Rec. Elder Law (LAW 521).

Environmental Law Clinic: LAW 590E V[3]
Students work in teams on projects assisting clients in contested cases before state environmental, land use and
natural resource agencies, and county planning commissions. Projects may involve preparation of public
comments for community groups and assisting attorneys who represent public interest groups on environmental
Pre: Environmental Law (LAW 582), Environmental Litigation Seminar (LAW 529), or Administrative Law (561).

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Clinic
This live-client clinical course provides students with a business transactional law experience that will help prepare
them to responsibly, ethically and expertly assist a range of business initiatives. Representing real small business
clients under the supervision of an experienced attorney, law students will assume the role of legal counselor,
problem-solver, planner, and drafter.

Family Law Clinic: LAW 590J V[3]
Students in this clinic work under the direct supervision of a family law specialist providing legal services to actual
clients. Pre or concurrent: Family Law (LAW 568) or instructor’s consent.

Hawai‘i Innocence Project I and II: LAW 590S and LAW 590T V[4]
This course is an in-depth examination of the principal problems that lead to the conviction of the innocent and
the leading proposals for measures to reduce the number of wrongful convictions. The seminar will examine
common errors or problems that produce wrongful convictions, the process for investigating a claim of actual
innocence, state and federal post conviction procedures, and the nature and uses of DNA and other scientific
evidence. Students will work on actual post-conviction cases.

Immigration Clinic: LAW 590Q V[3]
Students in this clinic work under the direction of an immigration specialist providing legal services to actual
Pre or Concurrent: Immigration Law (LAW 548).
Native Hawaiian Rights Clinic: LAW 590I V [3]
Students in this clinic work under the direct supervision of a Native Hawaiian Rights specialist providing legal
services to actual clients. Each semester, the clinic focuses on one or two major cases involving issues such as
traditional and customary rights, the ceded lands trust, the Hawaiian Home Lands trust, and water rights. Students
will aid attorneys in identifying and researching significant issues, gathering evidence, interviewing clients, and
drafting pleadings.

Prosecution Clinic: LAW 590B V[4]
This class teaches litigation skills through the prosecution of real, minor criminal cases and the simulation of a
major mock civil case. After classroom lectures, discussions and simulations, students prosecute real traffic and
misdemeanor cases for the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The classroom component meets through out the
semester and is designed to meet the needs of students interested in both civil and criminal litigation. Courtroom
work is supervised by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys. Simulated cases are critiqued by the faculty and practicing
Pre: Evidence (LAW 543).

   JOHN L. BARKAI      (808) 956-6546

    1.   University of Idaho College of Law
Appellate Clinic: Students in the Appellate Clinic brief and argue cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals and the Idaho Appellate Courts. The Appellate Clinic allows interested students to work intensively
on one or two complex cases.

General Clinic: Students in our General Clinic represent clients in a wide variety of cases, including
misdemeanor defense, family law, consumer protection, landlord-tenant disputes, probate and civil rights.

Small Business Legal Clinic: The Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) provides third-year students with
hands-on business transaction experience in a client setting.

Tax Clinic: Students in the Tax Clinic represent taxpayers from Idaho and surrounding states in
controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. Students also conduct public information and outreach
presentations to inform taxpayers for whom English is a second language and other low-income taxpayers
about tax law issues.

Mediation Clinic: Students provide mediation services and hone their skills in communication, facilitation,
negotiation, organization and ethics.

Immigration Clinic: Students help immigrants from a variety of countries seeking asylum, permanent
residence, citizenship, and relief from deportation.

Victims' Rights Clinic: The Victims' Rights Clinic is staffed by third-year law students with limited licenses
to practice law. These students provide legal services to the victims throughout criminal proceedings under
the supervision of an experienced attorney.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DVSA) Clinic: The DVSA Clinic provides legal assistance in civil
proceedings to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking, regardless of the
clients' income level.

Clinical Labs: Clinical labs include the Pro Se Clinic Lab, the Bankruptcy Lab, and the Children and the Law

Patrick Costello        (208) 885-7077

       1. Chicago-Kent College of Law

The Family Law Clinic is designed to give a real-world experience, hands-on practice, and a basic level of comfort in
the practice of Family Law. Participating students will have the practical experience of interviewing office clients, of
using the interview to determine what pleadings should be drafted and filed, of drafting those pleadings and of
using effective negotiation and trial strategies under the supervision of the supervising attorney.

Students enrolled in the Health & Disability Law Clinic will have the opportunity to work on a variety of compelling
disability and health related cases/issues. The clinic represents adults and children with various medical
impairments, including diabetes and autism, in cases that typically involve issues such as: disability discrimination
in schools; discrimination in employment; vaccine-related injuries; Social Security disability benefits; and benefit
denials by private insurance companies. Students will experience what it’s like to use their legal skills, intelligence
and passion to advocate for disadvantaged individuals against government bureaucracies and corporate interests.

The Immigration Law Clinic represents business entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals in all areas of
immigration law. Our office provides a complete array of immigration-related services, including the following:
family-based immigration; permanent and temporary visas; naturalization; asylum; and employer audits,
compliance and sanctions.

Students who intern in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provide free assistance to impoverished clients in
connection with a wide variety of federal tax disputes. Students have primary responsibility for advising and
representing taxpayers who are battling the Internal Revenue Service and who are in the midst of ongoing civil
examinations, administrative appeals, and enforced collection actions. Students also work closely with the
supervising professor to prepare and try cases before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court. Typical issues
include proving entitlement to the Earned Income Tax Credit, establishing status as an Innocent Spouse,
substantiating business or personal deductions claimed on tax returns, seeking relief from various civil penalties,
and stopping the IRS from seizing a client's wages or other assets.

Gary Laser

       2. DePaul College of Law
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f o c u s o n c i v i l ri g h t s ca s e s u n d e r 4 2 U . S . C . § 1 98 3 i n v o l v i n g p o l i c e m i s c o n d u c t . S t u d e n t s w i l l
b e c o m e i n t i m at e l y a w a re o f th e l e g a l a n d f a ct u a l i s s u e s t h a t a r i s e in c as e s i n v o l v i n g
e x c e s s i v e f o r c e , f a l s e a rr e s t , i l l e g a l s e a r c h a n d m a l i c i o u s p r o s e c u ti o n b y l a w en f o r c e m e n t
o f f i c i a l s . S tu d e n t s w i l l re c e i v e p r a c t i c a l t ra i n in g a n d g e t h an d s o n l i t i ga t i on e x p e r i en c e
w o r k i n g o n th e C l i n i c ' s p e n d in g c i v i l r i g h t s c a s es . S t u d en t s w i l l h a v e t h e o p p o r tu n it y t o
i n t e r v i e w p l ai n t i f f s an d w i t n e s s e s ; d e f e n d p la i n t i f f s a n d w i t n e s s e s a t t h e i r d e p o s i t i on s ;
d r a f t c o m p l ai n t s , l e g a l m o t i o n s , an d d i s c o v e r y r e q u e s t s ; a p p e a r i n c o u r t ; an d i n s o m e c a s e s
t r y t h e ca s e i n c o u r t .

A p p e a l s C l i n i c - T h i s c l in i c , w h i ch h a s b e e n h o n or e d b y t h e C oo k Co u n t y B o a r d o f
C o m m i s s i o n e r s f o r i t s co n t r ib u t i on to ap p e l la t e p r a ct i c e , a l l o w s s tu d e n t s t o r e p r e s e n t
i n d i g e n t c l i en t s on a p p ea l f r o m t h e i r c r i m i n al co n v i c t i on s . S tu d e n t s a re r e s p o n s i b l e f o r
e v e r y a s p e c t o f th e ap p e a l , in c l u d i n g r e ad i n g th e t r ia l tr a n s c r ip t s , c ou n s e l i n g th e c l i en t ,
a n d d ra f t i n g an d f il i n g an ap p e l l at e c ou r t b r i e f . I n ad d it i on to ap p e l la t e l a w , t h e cl i n i c a l s o
p r o v i d e s in s i g h t i n t o t r ia l p r a c t i c e, a s e a ch s tu d e n t r e v i e w s a n d a n al y ze s t h e p ro c e d u r e s ,
m o t i o n s , an d e v i d en t i ary ru l i n g s t h a t t o ok p l a ce i n t h e t r i a l c o u r t . A s th e c l i n ic
c o n c e n tr a t e s on r e s e a r ch an d w r i t i n g, it i s id e a l f o r s tu d e n t s s e e k i n g c le r k s h i p s or w h o
w a n t t o d e v e l o p t h e i r p e r s u a s i v e w r i t i n g s k il l s , i n ad d it i on to th o s e s t u d e n t s in t e r e s t e d i n
criminal law.

D e a t h Pe n a l t y C l i n i c - Du r i n g t h i s y e a rl o n g c l in ic , s t u d e n t s s tu d y t h e com p l e x i t i e s o f th i s
i n c r e a s i n g ly co n tr o v e r s i a l f o r m o f p u n i s h m e n t . T h e y w o r k on t ri a l a n d p o s t - c o n v i c t io n
c a p i ta l c a s e s an d e x a m in e t h e i m p a ct o f c a p it a l p u n i s h m e n t o n s o c i e ty . T h e c l i n i c h a s an
a c t i v e p ra c t i c e b e c a u s e p r o f e s s o r s r e p r e s e n t cl ie n t s i n s e v e r a l c a p it a l ca s e s . S e c o n d - an d
t h i rd - y e a r l a w s tu d e n t s h a v e t h e o p p o rt u n i ty to w o r k o n d i s c r e t e a s p e ct s o f th e s e c a s e s .
T h e i r l e g a l w or k in c lu d es l o c a t in g an d i n t e r v i e w i n g w i tn e s s e s , u n c o v e r in g l e g a l r e c o rd s ,
w r i t i n g m ot i on s , an d h an d l in g ot h e r c r i t i ca l com p o n e n t s o f th e s e c a s e s . I n 2 0 0 3, c li n i c
s t u d e n t s h e l p e d p r e p a re c o u r t d o c u m e n t s fo r a d e a th ro w i n m at e ' s a p p e a l a n d c l e m e n cy
h e a r i n g s t h a t u l t i m at e l y l e d t o h i s p a r d o n b y th e n I l l in o i s G o v e r n o r G eo r g e R ya n .

T h e F am i l y L a w C l i n ic at D e P a u l U n i v e r s i ty C o l le g e o f L a w g i v e s th i r d -ye a r l a w s tu d e n t s th e
o p p o r tu n i ty t o r e p r e s e n t p e r s on s i n d i v o r c e a n d d o m e s t i c v i o l en c e c a s es . C l i e n t s a r e
r e f e r r e d t o t h e c l i n i c b y t h e Ch i c a g o L e g a l A i d Bu r e a u . A d j u n c t I n s t ru c to r an d f a m i l y l a w
a t t o rn e y, Su s a n C . H ad d a d , a s s i s t s t h e s tu d en t s i n r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e ir c l ie n t s . T h e c a s e s ,
r e a d i n g s , an d c l i n i c a s s ig n m e n t s a r e d e s i g n e d to g i v e s t u d e n t s a n o v e r v i e w o f I l l i n o i s f a m i l y
l a w a n d it s p ra c t i c e , a s w e l l a s a n a p p r e c i at i on o f h o w a la w y e r ' s a c t ion s a n d ju d g m e n t
a f f e c t t h e w e l l - b e in g o f e a c h m e m b e r o f a c l i e n t ' s f a m i l y , n ot o n ly d u r in g th e c ou r s e o f
r e p r e s e n t a t io n b u t a l s o f o r y e ar s t o c o m e .

T h e Po v e r t y L a w C l i n i c w i l l t e a m u p w i th t h e Le g a l A s s i s t a n c e F ou n d a ti o n o f C h i ca g o ( L A F ),
w h i c h w i l l p ro v i d e c a s es t o th e c l in i c . S t u d e n t s, u n d e r t h e s u p e r v i s i o n o f t h e i r c l in i c a l
p r o f e s s o r , w i l l r e p r e s e n t c l i e n t s i n H ou s i n g L a w a n d u n e m p l oy m e n t c om p e n s a t i on c a s e s .
S t u d e n t s w i l l h e l p i n d i v i d u a l s i n l a n d l o rd t e n an t d i s p u t e s , t h o s e f a c in g e v i c t i o n f r o m p u b l i c
h o u s i n g, a n d in d i v i d u a ls w h o h a v e b e e n u n f ai r ly d en i e d u n e m p lo y m e n t c o m p e n s a ti o n . In
a d d it i on , s tu d en t s w i l l h a v e t h e o p p o rt u n i ty to d o i n ta k e i n t e r v i e w s a t L A F . St u d en t s w i l l
g a i n h an d s - o n e x p e r i e n c e r e p r e s e n t i n g r e a l c l ie n t s a n d ga r n e r n e c e s s a r y l it i g at i o n s k i l l s .
P e r h a p s m o s t i m p or t an tl y , s t u d en t s w i l l a s s i s t in d i v i d u a l s w i th l i m it e d r e s o u r c e s w h o a r e in
n e e d o f l e g a l r ep r e s e n ta t i on .
C o m m e n s u r a t e w i t h D eP a u l’ s V i n c e n t i an tr a d i ti o n , th e M i s d e m ea n o r Le g a l C l i n i c o f f e r s a
m u c h - n e e d e d s e r v i c e to t h e co m m u n i ty a n d g i ve s s t u d e n t s wh o h a v e ac h i e v e d 7 1 1 s t at u s
t h e op p o r tu n i ty t o r e p re s e n t i n d i g e n t p e r s o n s c h a r g e d w i t h m i s d e m e a n o r s . St u d en t s
p a r t i ci p at i n g i n th e c l i n i c i n v e s t i g a t e c a s e s , f i l e a n d l it i g a t e a p p r op r ia te m o t i o n s , an d m a y
t r y o r p l e ad c a s e s i n c ou r t . C l i n i c s t u d e n t s a l s o w o r k w i th s tu d en t s f r om r e l a t e d d i s c i p li n e s
t o ad d r e s s th e m e n ta l an d s o c ia l h e a l th n e e d s o f t h e i r c l i e n t s .

A n d r e a L yo n                  312.362.8294

      3. John Marshall Law School

As part of its Fair Housing Legal Support Center, the law school operates the Fair Housing Legal Clinic, where
students represent clients in the Chicago metropolitan area who have been denied housing because of race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, familial status, marital status, age, source of income or sexual orientation.

Allison Bethel 312.427.2737

      4. Loyola University

The Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law at Loyola University Chicago's School of Law operates a
business law clinic that provides Loyola's law students with a unique opportunity to apply substantive business
and tax law in a live clinical setting. Student clinicians not only enhance their understanding of various areas of
business and tax law in a transaction oriented environment, but they also learn, develop and hone essential
lawyering skills and competencies, such as client interviewing and counseling, client matter management, legal
drafting, negotiating with third parties on behalf of clients, and problem solving. In addition, the clinic adheres to
the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Illinois. As a result, the clinic's student clinicians
experience first hand, in an interactive, supportive environment, what it is like to be an ethical and professional
business lawyer, representing real clients, with real legal matters of a transactional nature.

The Loyola Civitas ChildLaw Clinic is a pediatric law office where Loyola J.D. and LL.M. students learn the lawyering
skills needed to represent children while effectively advocating for the clients they serve. Approximately 14 to 18
students participate each semester. In virtually all cases, the clinic's clients are children. Students may be involved
in child protection or delinquency cases in Juvenile Court, or in Custody and Visitation proceedings in Domestic
Relations Court. Students are encouraged to work on cases in at least two of these categories during a semester in
the clinic. Students may also represent children in other matters or, in a rare case, an adult in a case involving

Believing that clinics help students learn the practice of law and the value of public service, Loyola established its
first clinic, the Community Law Center Clinic, at the beginning of the 1980s. Loyola understands that placing
students in a law office-setting with real clients creates a synergy between teaching essential skills and providing
needed service, consistent with the Jesuit principle of making a difference as persons for others. The Community
Law Center Clinic serves clients whose main source of income is public assistance or SSI as well as those classified
as the "working poor," who are people struggling to meet their obligations even though they have jobs. Cases
handled by the clinic focus on family issues, landlord-tenant conflicts and benefit questions. A typical case might
involve conflicting claims for Social Security or grandparents seeking custody of their grandchildren.
Loyola created the Federal Tax Clinic more than ten years ago to help taxpayer clients who otherwise might go
without representation in dealing with matters concerning the Internal Revenue Service. Clients come to the
Federal Tax Clinic through referrals from private attorneys, the Bar Association, social service agencies and
previous clients. The clinic's students take a teamwork approach, presenting the facts and suggesting possible
solutions. In examining possible outcomes, students come to understand and learn the process of arriving at the

Joseph Stone     (312) 915-7130

    5. Northern Illinois University College of Law

Domestic Abuse Clinic - Students represent persons who have been victims of domestic abuse by obtaining orders
of protection and other related civil relief. Students work in both the Kane County offices of Prairie State Legal
Services, the area’s provider of legal services to indigent persons and senior citizens, and in the Zeke Giorgi Legal
Clinic in Rockford. Student representation extends from the initial client interview, to developing a plan for
resolving the client’s situation, to representing clients in court proceedings.

Elder Law Clinic - Students learn about elder law theory and apply it to practice settings that involve both the
planning aspects and dispute resolution aspects of advocacy. In the planning aspect, students draft advance
planning documents, such as simple wills, powers of attorney and living wills. The dispute resolution aspect is
varied, and has included consumer fraud, family law and elder abuse, both financial and physical.

Mediation Clinic - Students apply mediation concepts and theory to practice settings, as they are afforded the
opportunity to serve as mediators in a variety of disputes, including family and housing matters and pro se small
claims cases.

Paul Cain      (815) 962-9980 / (815) 752-8200

    6. Northwestern University School of Law
The Bluhm Legal Clinic trains law students to be skilled, ethical, and reform-minded professionals. In addition to
learning lawyering skills such as interviewing, counseling, negotiating, writing, and appellate and trial advocacy,
students are urged to scrutinize the quality of justice. Work done by Bluhm Legal Clinic students, faculty, and staff
often contributes to reform initiatives arising from representation of individuals and groups.            (312) 503-8576

    7. Southern Illinois University School of Law
The Judicial Externship Clinic provides a unique opportunity for law students to learn about the legal system by
working for a sitting judge. While experiences vary from chambers to chambers, most placements allow externs to
hone their research and writing skills while learning how judges make decisions and observing a wide range of
courtroom proceedings.
The Domestic Violence Clinic provides representation to victims of domestic violence in obtaining Orders of
Protection. These orders, issued by the court, prohibit someone from harassing or abusing a victim again. The
orders can also make an abuser move out of a shared house, and can make arrangements for child custody and
visitation. If an abuser hurts or harasses the victim again after being ordered not to, the abuser can be charged
with the crime of Violation of an Order of Protection.
Students who enroll in the Public Interest Extern Clinic will work in a publicly-funded law office which provides
public "service" type legal assistance. These include state's attorney offices, public defender offices, legal service
offices, offices associated with a public university which have licensed attorneys on staff, such as the SIU Legal
Counsel, SIU Student Attorney or the SIU Athletic Department. Students may also work in non-profit organizations
which have in house counsel and federal, state or local agencies which have attorneys on their staff. These
agencies include the Department of Public Health in Springfield, Illinois, an office of the state attorney general, and
similar agencies and offices.

    8. University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School is home to four highly-regarded legal clinics: the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid
Clinic, the Immigrant Childrens Advocacy Project, the Exoneration Project and the Institute for Justice Clinic on
Entrepreneurship. These clinical programs are located in the School's Arthur O. Kane Center for Clinical Legal
Education. The Law School was a pioneer in clinical legal education, having opened the very first legal clinic
associated with a law school. That clinic, the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, continues to serve the people of the city of
Chicago to this day, and the Law School is proud to have grown to eight projects within that clinic and added
additional clinics to ensure both the growth of community service and in practical education at the Law School.

Mark Heryman

    9. University of Illinois College of Law

The Civil Litigation Clinic represents low-income individuals and families who do not have resources to hire an
attorney. Because the Civil Litigation Clinic has developed a good reputation for providing high quality legal work,
clients are referred from agencies, courts, and lawyers, or they contact the Clinic directly.

Conflict Resolution Clinic- Students are provided with an opportunity to work on real problems and cases while
learning more about professionalism and developing skills such as interviewing, counseling, negotiating, problem
solving, mediation, case planning, legal research, pre-trial, and trial advocacy.

The Family Advocacy Clinic expands and improves the representation of parents in juvenile abuse and neglect
cases in Champaign County. The clinic provides students with real-world experience working with clients under the
supervision of trained attorneys and faculty members, and provides a necessary outlet for local families
underserved due to the enormous backload of juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Champaign County.
The Federal Civil Rights Clinic accepts 10 students who are paired up and assigned to represent pro se litigants in
federal civil rights trials in the United States Courthouse in Urbana. Under faculty supervision, students work with
actual clients to prepare and try a civil jury trial. The majority of cases involve incarcerated individuals alleging
either excessive force or inadequate medical treatment.

International Human Rights Clinic- Through this clinic, students develop skills required for legal practice in an
international context, including case strategy and development, legal research, writing and editing, written and
oral advocacy, critical thinking, counseling, and cross-cultural lawyering by working in collaboration with
international nongovernmental organizations and human rights lawyers in Africa.

(217) 244-9494     (217) 333-2065

     1. Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law

Through the Community Legal Clinic, second- and third-year law students have the opportunity to sharpen and
develop skills while representing clients under the supervision of a licensed supervising attorney. The clinic’s
clients are local residents, and many—if not all—clients have limited incomes that prevent private legal counsel.
This clinic focuses on family law cases, including divorce, establishment of paternity, guardianship, adoption,
parenting, and custody.

The Conservation Law Clinic is an opportunity for second- and third-year law students to serve as interns in the
Conservation Law Center, Inc. a public interest law firm, and work on actual matters for clients who need
assistance with natural resource conservation issues. Center staff attorneys and clinic students collaborate to
resolve organization and incorporation problems, draft model legislation, and advocate for conservation of
wildlife, ecological systems, and protected areas.

Students in the Disability Law Clinic work with individual clients and disability rights groups to address
discrimination and to gain access to benefits and services for poor people with disabilities.

The Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (EELC), jointly sponsored by the IU Kelley School of Business and Indiana
Law, gives third-year law students and fourth-year joint degree students the opportunity to help new high-growth
potential ventures become more operational and sustainable. The clinic provides students with more exposure to
business clients and business issues while helping the community. Students advise entrepreneurs who otherwise
might not be able to afford their expertise.

Earl Singleton       (812) 855-9229

     2. Indiana University, Indianapolis School of Law

Civil Practice Clinic students provide legal representation to low income and elderly clients in a variety of general
civil matters, including administrative law issues, consumer matters, family law, housing controversies, and other
civil law problems. Under the supervision of clinic faculty, students have primary responsibility for the cases they
are assigned. They also have classroom instruction on practice skills, which includes simulation and videotaping.

In the Criminal Defense Clinic, students represent indigent clients in criminal cases involving a variety of
misdemeanor or Class D felony charges, which are referred to the clinic by the Marion County Public Defender
Agency. Commonly encountered cases are theft, prostitution, driving while intoxicated, and drug offenses.
Students represent clients at bond hearings, pretrial hearings, guilty plea and sentencing proceedings, suppression
hearings, and bench and jury trials. Students enrolling in the Criminal Defense Clinic for a second semester have
the opportunity to work on Innocence Project cases, which involve inmates who are making claims of actual
innocence in post-conviction proceedings.

Disability Clinic students help unravel the complexities of the federal regulatory system to assist clients in
qualifying for or maintaining disability benefits. Students in the Disability Clinic assume primary responsibility for
their cases, working under the supervision of a clinical faculty member. As part of the case development, students
interview clients and witnesses, gather and evaluate medical records, develop case theories, write persuasive
memoranda, and provide administrative representation to persons with physical or mental disabilities. Legal
problems involve obtaining initial disability determinations for Supplemental Security Income, continuation of
disability benefits, overpayment of benefits, and other matters related to benefits before the Social Security

Cynthia Adams            (317) 274-4909

    3. Notre Dame Law School

The Criminal Justice Project represents criminal defendants in St. Joseph County courts who have been charged
with misdemeanors and whose cases present significant procedural or substantive issues requiring full
investigation and litigation. The project represents clients from arraignment through final disposition, including
jury trials.”

Disabilities Benefits Project- The Clinic represents persons who have been denied Social Security disability benefits
in hearings before Administrative Law Judges and in appeals to the federal courts. The Clinic specializes in cases
involving persons with mental illness and persons with cognitive impairments. Many of the Clinic’s cases in this
area are referred by the Madison Center, which is the community mental health agency for St. Joseph County. The
Clinic has particular expertise in this area by virtue of the fact that it has a clinical psychologist and graduate
psychology student interns on staff to perform psychological assessments and provide other assistance to our
clients and law students.

The Economic Justice Project provides free legal services to low income clients in consumer law matters. Notre
Dame Law students, under the supervision of the clinical faculty, represent clients in cases involving mortgage
foreclosures, fraud, predatory lending, land contract scams, foreclosure rescue scams and debt collection. In
addition, the Project works with local community agencies to provide consumer education to targeted populations.

Judith Fox        574.631.7795

    4. Valpo School of Law
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     1. Drake University Law School

General Civil Practice Clinic- In this program, student attorneys assist clients in cases involving civil matters.
Students conduct interviews and investigations; draft legal documents; handle negotiations and mediation; and
represent clients in court hearings and trials, including jury trials. Typical cases include landlord/tenant disputes,
dissolutions, domestic abuse, contempt proceedings, guardianships and small claims. The student attorneys have
primary responsibility for their clients’ representation. In addition, students participate in weekly classes taught by
clinic faculty.

Criminal Defense Clinic- The clinic is designed to give students a genuine taste of work in criminal law. Students
begin by representing clients through the arraignment process and advance through the semester to representing
clients in hearings, negotiations and at trial, including jury trials.

Elder Law Clinic- Students enrolled in this program represent senior citizens with the goal of developing their
general practice skills in this growing field. Typical cases include court and administrative proceedings. Students
draft documents, such as powers of attorney and living wills, assist clients who have been the victims of financial
or physical exploitation, and represent clients in a variety of forums. Priority cases handled by this clinic include
elder abuse, nursing home issues, guardianships, consumer fraud and financial mistreatment.

Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic - Trial-This clinical program offers students the opportunity to explore criminal
defense in depth. Students represent clients charged with simple, serious and aggravated misdemeanors. Charges
|typically handled by student attorney’s fall into five general categories: Crimes against persons; Crimes against
property; Motor Vehicle Offenses; Drug Offenses; and other offenses including Child Endangerment, Prostitution,
Perjury and Carrying Weapons. Students may also serve as second chair in a limited number of felony cases.

Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic- Appeals -Students who have permission of the instructor and fulfill the other
requirements may enroll in Advanced Criminal Clinics. This program offers students the opportunity to represent
clients in criminal appeals. Students enrolled in this clinic will prepare at least one brief and argue that case before
either the Iowa Court of Appeals or the Iowa Supreme Court.

     2. University of Iowa College of Law
Criminal Defense clinic- The clinic’s student legal interns represent criminal defendants charged with serious and
aggravated misdemeanors such as operating while intoxicated, possession of controlled substances, theft, and
assault. The clients are taken on referral from the Johnson County Public Defenders office after the district court
has concluded they are indigent and entitled to appointed counsel. The interns, under faculty supervision, are
responsible for litigating the entire case; they will interview the client, draft the appropriate notices, motions and
briefs, negotiate with the County Attorney’s office and represent the defendant at suppression hearings, trials and
sentencings. Most importantly, the interns are responsible for counseling these clients, who are facing up to two
years in state prison, through a series of very difficult decisions about their case.
Disability Rights and Policy Clinic- The clinic's advocacy extends to the statehouse as well as to the streets of our
communities. The clinic, through work supported in part by the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT), has
represented individuals with disabilities in their efforts to secure equipment needed for school, employment, or
the home. In addition to these individual cases, the clinic collaborates with and represents community groups to
remove barriers and improve the lives and opportunities of persons with disabilities, older Iowans and other
disenfranchised or unempowered groups. The clinic's Law and Policy in Action community-based projects have
coordinated successful campaigns to enact assistive technology consumer protection laws and small business tax
credits, to have Iowa City fund, build, and sell a single family home that showcases universal design features and to
adopt one of the nation's first universal design ordinances.
Domestic Violence Clinic- Clinic student legal interns represent survivors of domestic violence seeking orders of
protection from the court and contempt sanctions against abusers who violate such orders. Because of the
urgency, hearings are scheduled within a few days of original filing and interns work quickly to interview clients
and witnesses, obtain evidence, and prepare for court appearances.
Employment Clinic-The Clinic accepts a number of cases in which workers pursue disputes with their employers or
former employers, or in which workers seek employment-related benefits from the state. Students may be
assigned to work on cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of employment
contracts, wage disputes, claims for unemployment compensation, or other matters relating to employment. They
may be assigned to investigate complaints brought to the clinic by new clients, or they may be assigned to ongoing
cases, already in the process of litigation. Many cases involve hearings before administrative tribunals. In the past,
students have participated actively in full scale trials of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, as well as in
drafting documents, conducting discovery, preparing trial briefs and jury instructions, and writing appellate briefs.
Immigration and Asylum Clinic- Students in the in-house clinic can choose to work in the Immigration and Asylum
Law practice group. Supervised primarily by Clinical Professor Barbara Schwartz, students in this group represent
foreign nationals in their efforts to secure asylum from countries where they have experienced persecution.
Besides asylum, students in the Immigration and Asylum Law practice group might work in the area of family-
based immigration, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), removal defense, naturalization, and other forms of
immigration benefits. The Clinic has represented families from every part of the world–Latin American, Africa, the
Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the Far East.
Professor Schwartz

    1. University of Kansas School of Law

Elder Law Clinic- Students in this clinic work under the supervision of attorneys from Kansas Legal Services in
matters such as income maintenance, access to health care, housing, and consumer protection. Students also
enroll in the Elder Law Research Project, in which they help prepare materials for the Kansas Elder Network, an
Internet accessible database on elder law and gerontology.
Externship Clinic- This clinic provides students an opportunity to perform legal work under the supervision of a
practicing attorney at approved governmental agencies, as well as nonprofit legal services organizations and
nonprofit public national and international organizations. Students will work a specified number of hours per week
under the supervision of a practicing attorney, complete a goals memorandum, maintain weekly journals of their
experience, write a reflective paper and file a final report.
Students provide legal assistance at the Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Clinic and the University of
Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and the Health Care Access Clinic in Lawrence, Kan. Students engage,
under legal services attorney and faculty supervision, in interviewing, counseling, negotiation and other aspects of
the legal process. Cases may include health law, family law, housing law, public benefits law, disability law and
immigration. Student work directly with medical providers at the various sites, improving patient care by
addressing social determinants of health. Students enroll for a full year and receive three credits per semester.
Immigration Asylum Clinic- Students collaborate with the instructor on appeals before the Board of Immigration
Appeals. Individual students, or teams of students, supervised by the clinic director, also prepare research reports
in response to requests from lawyers and other policy makers. The clinic is designed to acquaint students with
issues and procedures in immigration cases and to provide instruction in legal writing, research and analysis.
Judicial Clerk Clinic- Students in this clinic serve as law clerks for state and federal trial judges. Students prepare
memoranda and assist their supervising judges in various phases of the judicial process.
Suzanne Valdez                    (785) 864-9268

     2. Washburn University School of Law

Children and Family Law Clinic - includes Family Law (represent clients in state district court in domestic cases)
and Immigration Law (represent undocumented abused spouses and abandoned children in foster care to gain
legal status)

Criminal Defense Clinic - provide legal representation for indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses

State and Tribal Court Practice Clinic - represent Native and non-Native clients in tribal, state, and municipal court
on criminal and family law cases

Civil Litigation Clinic - represent clients in general civil cases such as consumer, landlord/tenant, contract, and
elder law issues

     1. University of Kentucky College of Law
Innocence Project Externship: This program places you with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy's
Innocence Project, where you would work on appeals for serious criminal cases involving claims of factual
    innocence. You will learn practical legal skills such as conducting investigations, interviewing clients and witnesses,
    researching and drafting legal documents and working with experts.

    Judicial Clerkship Externship: In this program, you are assigned to a local state or federal judge and work as part of
    the judge's staff for the semester. Participating judges are very experienced in working with students, and will see
    that you are exposed to every aspect of motion and litigation practice.

    Prison Externship: A unique program at the Federal Correctional Institute-Lexington, funded by a grant from the
    U.S. Department of Justice, permits you to counsel inmates in civil and criminal matters. It is conducted by an
    adjunct instructor experienced in the legal problems of incarcerated people.

    Prosecutorial Externship: If you are interested in criminal law, as a third-year student you can be placed with the
    Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Lexington. Under the Kentucky Supreme Court's limited practice rule, you are
    able to participate in criminal prosecutions in court under the close supervision of an attorney.

    Children's Law Center Externship: This externship gives you the opportunity to work directly with a supervising
    attorney in representing children involved in high-conflict custody cases, who are victims of sexual assault, or who
    have educational disabilities or are homeless.

    Department of Public Advocacy Externship: You will learn the criminal litigation process and trial strategies by
    assisting attorneys representing indigent criminal defendants in Family Court, Juvenile Court and in District Court
    misdemeanor cases.

    UK HealthCare Risk Management Office Externship: You will learn about hospital risk management while doing
    research, attending legal proceedings and hospital committee meetings and reviewing clinical investigations under
    the supervision of the UK HealthCare Risk Management Director.

    Allison Connelly        859-257-4692    

        2. University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
    The University of Louisville Law Clinic represents clients in Emergency Protective Order hearings, divorce actions,
    and housing cases. While most of our clients are referred from the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, we accept
    referrals from other agencies. The Clinic provides law students the opportunity to work with clients who are
    victims of domestic violence in Jefferson Family Court or clients who have forcible detainer (eviction) cases before
    Jefferson District Court. As such, the students are the primary contact with clients for all matters being handled by
    the Clinic.

   Shelly Santry      (502) 410-5103

        3. Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

    Children's Law Center Clinic

    Constitutional Litigation Clinic

    Indigent Defense Clinic
Kentucky Criminal Justice Clinic

Kentucky Innocence Project

Local Government Law Clinic

Beth Locker               859.572.5934

    1. Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Civil Mediation Clinic- Students are trained to mediate resolution of conflict and assist as mediators in civil cases.
After training, faculty supervise students in mediating cases referred from the Baton Rouge City Court or other
referral sources. The course covers the basics of negotiation theory, the role of the mediator and fundamental
norms of mediation, the skills and process of mediation, and the ethics of mediation.
Juvenile Defense Clinic- In this graded course component, students receive intensive instruction in the substantive
law, procedures and concepts needed to defend youth charged with criminal offenses in juvenile court
delinquency proceedings in preparation for the live-client representation they will undertake as certified student
attorneys in the Juvenile Defense Clinic Practicum.
Family Law & Violence Clinic- In this graded class, students receive intensive instruction in the substantive law,
procedures and concepts needed to represent clients in family matters including divorce, child custody, child
support, spousal support, community property issues, non-traditional family issues and orders of protection. The
seminar prepares students for the live-client representation they will undertake as certified student attorneys in
the Family Law and Family Violence Clinic Practicum. The course will prepare students to be effective,
knowledgeable, ethical, and professional attorneys.
Immigration Clinic- this graded course, students receive intensive instruction in the substantive law, procedures
and concepts needed to represent clients in immigration matters including defensive clients in detention and
removal proceedings and related appeals, representation of crime victims and immigrant survivors of domestic
violence and representation of asylum seekers both in affirmative and defensive applications for asylum.

Robert Lancaster      225/578-8262

    2. Loyola University School of Law

The Loyola Law Clinic provides senior law students an opportunity to gain practical experience in criminal, civil,
immigration, mediation and administrative law in a live clinical environment. Participating students receive a total
of six hours credit for two semesters of work in the program. Working under the supervision of attorneys, students
investigate, prepare, negotiate, and try civil and criminal cases. A limited number of openings are available in local
district attorney. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated an interest in exploring ways to expand
the delivery of legal services to those in society who do not have the resources to secure competent legal
         Cheryl Buchert          (504) 861-5599

     3. Tulane University Law School

The Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic (TCLC) provides students the opportunity to represent live clients primarily in civil
rights matters in federal court. The civil rights docket of the TCLC typically consists of employment discrimination,
fair housing, police misconduct, and First Amendment claims. Civil rights cases may involve allegations of
discrimination based on any number of grounds, including race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender,
pregnancy, and familial status.

Through Tulane's Criminal Defense Clinic, third-year law students represent indigent defendants charged with
felonies and misdemeanors in the criminal district court. Clinic students also brief and argue appeals in the state
appellate courts, including the Louisiana Supreme Court. The Criminal Defense Clinic also accepts appointments to
represent indigent criminal defendants charged with federal crimes in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The
Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed the Criminal Defense Clinic to brief and argue appeals and post-conviction
applications. Some of these cases have involved the constitutionality and/or retroactive application of recently
enacted legislation as well as allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel. At the
trial court level, students investigate, prepare, and argue motions preparatory to trial on cases ranging from
misdemeanor shoplifting to second degree murder. Accompanied by a supervising attorney, students take an
active role in trial by conducting jury voir dire, making opening statements, conducting direct and cross-
examination and giving closing arguments.

Students in the Domestic Violence clinic represent clients escaping violent relationships and seeking protective
orders, divorces and custody of their children. Students strategize with clients about their safety and work on a
variety of legal issues important to clients’ economic independence. The Clinic provides civil legal service but
offers good training for future prosecutors. Clinic students enroll in a companion class on Domestic Violence, also
open to all upper class students. The course covers a variety of legal systems through the end of domestic
violence: criminal justice, family law, civil injunctions, torts, evidence and international human rights. Students
learn a variety of practice skills, cross-examining and deposing a batterer, presenting expert testimony, negotiating
settlements and counseling clients.

The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic (TELC) is a cross between a law school class and a law firm. Its purpose is to
train law students in the practical aspects of representing clients in highly regulated fields. This type of practice
requires strategic thinking, thorough investigation and research, and persuasive communication. TELC student
attorneys are responsible for advancing client interests in a wide range of environmental disputes. Our
docket generally includes lawsuits, administrative proceedings, and negotiations about air and water quality,
wetlands protection, landfills, environmental justice, citizen participation, and community preservation. We
emphasize service, legal ethics, and professionalism.

Student attorneys in the Juvenile Law Clinic litigate delinquency and dependency (or abuse and neglect cases) in
the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court system. The student-attorneys are sworn in to practice law under Louisiana
Supreme Court Rule XX. They argue all pre-trial motions, preliminary examinations, arraignments, competency
hearings, and they handle the trials or adjudication hearings, and draft all writs or appeals in the Louisiana Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeal, and the state Supreme Court.             504.865.5158
    1. University of Maine
In the General Practice Clinic, a six-credit course, students represent low-income clients in a broad range of cases,
including criminal, divorce, probate, child support and custody matters, and administrative matters. In recent
years, General Practice Clinic students have briefed and argued cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court,
conducted a jury trial in federal court, and participated in hundreds of matters before Maine’s federal, state and
probate courts, and administrative agencies.
In the Juvenile Justice Clinic provides students the opportunity to address the needs of troubled children in a
number of diverse settings. Students represent juveniles in delinquency proceedings, and partner with numerous
local agencies to assist our clients in meeting educational, mental health and housing needs. With guidance and
instruction from a faculty supervisor, student attorneys in the Juvenile Justice Clinic meet with clients and their
families, attend school meetings, file motions, appear in court, and in every respect take the lead in developing
programs for their clients designed to avoid both incarceration and recidivism.
Students in the Prisoner Assistance Clinic assist prisoners in the State correctional system on civil matters. Because
of its large client base, and the varied legal problems faced by incarcerated individuals, the Prisoner Assistance
Clinic provides student attorneys with a diverse and ever-changing legal practice and with a group of very
appreciative clients. Students meet each week with male and female prisoners at the Maine Correctional Center in
Windham, and assist inmates in other institutions throughout the state via phone, fax, mail and video. Student
attorneys handle matters involving family law (including guardianship of prisoners’ children), probate, bankruptcy,
debt collection, social security and other issues.

All Student Attorneys enrolled in the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic courses also participate in the Domestic
Violence Program. CLAC students represent victims of domestic violence in protection from abuse proceedings in
Lewiston District Court. Students receive training in the civil remedies available to victims of domestic violence, as
well as the dynamics of family violence. The program offers the opportunity to develop skills in negotiations and
evidentiary trials, while addressing a critical need.

James Burke          (207) 780-4766

    1. University of Baltimore School of Law

Appellate Clinic- Working under the supervision of an experienced attorney with the Appellate Division of the
Maryland State Public Defender's Office, students assume primary responsibility for every phase of indigent
criminal defendant appeals including reviewing the trial record in search of appellate issues, drafting any necessary
motions, interviewing the client, writing a brief, and conducting an oral argument before a three-judge panel of
the Court of Special Appeals.

Law students enrolled in the Civil Advocacy Clinic represent low-income individuals and community organizations
that could not otherwise afford legal representation. Students' caseloads are diverse, touching on many areas of
civil practice, including housing, consumer, education, and public benefits law. Under faculty supervision, students
engage in the full range of lawyering activities and litigation. Students interview and counsel clients, investigate
facts, strategize case options, negotiate with opponents, draft pleadings, and argue in court.
The Community Development Clinic is pleased to offer free, non-litigation legal services to Baltimore-area
community development organizations. We help communities help themselves by supporting non-profits, small
businesses located in underserved neighborhoods, groups promoting affordable housing, community associations,
and other locally-based organizations.

The Criminal Practice Clinic (CPC) offers students the opportunity to actually practice criminal law, under Rule 16
of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, in the trial courts of Maryland. Students prosecute or defend persons
charged with crimes, such as assault, drug offenses, alcohol-related charges, disorderly conduct, theft and the like.
As a student lawyer, you investigate, interview witnesses / clients, negotiate plea agreements, argue motions, give
opening statements and closing arguments, direct- and cross-examine witnesses and more.

Disability Law Clinic- Students represent patients in involuntary civil commitment hearings at Sheppard Pratt
Psychiatric Hospital. Students engage in a client interview and counseling session, a medical record file review,
further case preparation and development by interviewing a psychiatrist and often family members and culminate
with an administrative hearing. Professional responsibility issues come alive in the ongoing representation of a
mentally ill client seeking release from involuntary hospital confinement.

The Family Mediation Clinic is a three credit, one-semester course. The clinic collaborates with the court system
and a variety of Maryland legal organizations to provide students with a wide range of opportunities in this
expanding practice area. In the clinic, students represent clients as they go through the mediation process, co-
mediate family law disputes and engage in projects designed to improve the practice of family mediation.

The Immigrant Rights Clinic is a six-credit, one-semester course. Students, under the supervision of faculty,
represent immigrants before the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in
Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in the federal circuit courts. The IRC caseload
touches on many areas of immigration practice, including asylum law, protection for victims of human trafficking,
protection for battered immigrants, protection for victims of certain types of crimes, cancellation of removal, and
family reunification. Students serve as the clients' primary representatives, and under the supervision of faculty,
they interview the clients, investigate and gather facts, research the relevant law, draft briefs and affidavits, file
applications for relief and supporting documentation, and represent clients in immigration interviews and in court.
Students also attend a weekly three-hour seminar focusing on lawyering skills and substantive immigration law.

Leigh Goodmark            410.837.5639

     2. University of Maryland School of Law
Appellate Advocacy Clinic
Appellate and Post-conviction Advocacy Clinic
Civil Rights of Persons With Disabilities Clinic
Clinic II
Community Justice Clinic
Consumer Protection Clinic
Criminal Defense Clinic: Federal and State Litigation
Drug Policy and Public Health Strategies Clinic
Environmental Law Clinic
General Practice Clinic
Health Care Delivery and Child Welfare Legal Issues Clinic: The Challenge of the Aids Epidemic
Health Care Delivery and Child Welfare Seminar: The Aids Example: Legal Theory and Practice
Immigration Clinic
Intellectual Property Law Clinic
International and Comparative Law Clinic
Juvenile Law, Children's Issues and Legislative Advocacy Clinic
Law, Policy and Practices of Community Recovery: Legal Theory and Practice
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Mississippi Center for Justice Clinic
Re-entry Of Ex-offenders Seminar: Legal Theory and Practice
Reparations, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice Seminar: Legal Theory and Practice
Tobacco Control Clinic
Tobacco Control Seminar: Legal Theory and Practice
Workers Rights Clinic
                                                                                      jbarrett @ law .um
jbarrett @        Jane Barrett                  (410) 706-8074

     1. Boston College Law School

This civil clinical course allows students the opportunity to work as practicing lawyers representing actual clients at
the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau (LAB), a legal services office founded by Boston College law students in
1968. Pursuant to the Massachusetts student practice rule (SJC 3:03), students are certified to represent clients in
every aspect of litigation, including appearing in court and at federal and state administrative hearings (e.g., Social
Security Administration, Division of Unemployment Assistance, and Department of Transitional Assistance).
Students advise and represent clients with a variety of legal problems, including divorce and custody proceedings,
landlord-tenant disputes, Social Security disability appeals, and consumer complaints. Students are responsible for
their own cases and have the opportunity to plan and conduct every phase of civil litigation, from initial client
interviews, through formulating a legal strategy, to counseling clients, conducting pretrial discovery and motion
hearings, engaging in settlement negotiations, drafting pleadings, up to and including trials and administrative
hearings, as well as drafting and arguing appeals.
The Criminal Justice Clinic is a unique and exciting program, which examines the criminal justice system from the
perspective of both defense attorneys and prosecutors. The Clinic is made up of two programs: BC Law
Prosecution Program and BC Defenders. BC Defenders represent indigent clients in District Court, while student
prosecutors prosecute cases under the auspices of a District Attorney's Office. Each side meets separately once a
week to focus more intently on the skills particular to each profession and to discuss issues which students
confront during the term. Both sides also meet in class together once a week to explore systemic issues and
practical problems and to compare their experiences, analyses, and conclusions with insights gathered by students
practicing on the opposite side.
The Immigration and Asylum Clinic provides students with the opportunity to apply their substantive learning in a
hands-on, real-world setting. Students advise or represent clients in a wide range of immigration matters,
including asylum, criminal waivers, adjustment of status, bond, appellate litigation, and amicus briefing. Working
closely with faculty, students learn how to interview clients, draft submissions, prepare witnesses, analyze criminal
records, and develop case strategy. The clinic visits detention centers to conduct rights presentations and provide
one-on-one counseling to immigration detainees. Enrollment limited to 6 by application on Symplicity.
The Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project (JRAP) will provide a four-credit/semester clinic to students either currently
enrolled in Juvenile Justice Seminar or who have completed Juvenile Justice Seminar. Students will represent, as
Attorney or Guardians ad Litem, youth involved in the juvenile justice system on legal issues related to their
delinquency. Much of the case representation involves special education advocacy for delinquent youth, many of
whom have been excluded from school. In addition, students may represent youth committed to the
Massachusetts Department of Youth Services through the post-disposition phase of their cases. Issues include a
significant measure of education law, law of status offenses, delinquency, administrative advocacy, child abuse and
neglect, and public benefits. JRAP works with the Youth Advocacy Department of the Committee for Public Counsel
Services (YAD) and students will have the option of placement with the EdLaw Project at YAD in Roxbury.
James Repetti         (617) 552-4327

    2. Boston University School of Law

Criminal Law Clinic

Housing, Employment, Family and Disability Clinic (HEFD) - The average HEFD clinic caseload typically includes 4-5
cases in areas such as domestic relations, eviction defense, employment law and Social Security appeals.

Asylum & Human Rights Clinic (AHR) - The average AHR clinic caseload typically includes two asylum or
humanitarian/refugee related cases, and a significant research project. (Check out the video below for more on this

Employment Rights Clinic (ERC) - Students will represent clients in unemployment compensation cases, wage and
hour disputes, discrimination/sexual harassment cases and Family Medical Leave Act cases.

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    3. Harvard University Law School

Capital Punishment Clinic: Students work for death penalty resource centers primarily in the southern United

Child Advocacy Program: Working with outside organizations, students represent children in advocacy cases and
promote systemic change through impact litigation and legislative reform.

Criminal Justice Institute: Students handle misdemeanor and felony cases in court, and represent juvenile clients
in administrative and school hearings.

Criminal Prosecution Clinic: Students represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prosecuting non-jury
District Court criminal cases.

Cyberlaw Clinic: This clinic engages in cutting-edge Net issues including governance, intellectual property, privacy,
and content control.

Education Law Clinic of the Trauma Learning Policy Initiative: This clinic provides representation to families in
special education cases on behalf of children who have experienced adversity and pursues systemic remedies to
improve the educational system.

Employment Law Clinic: This clinic focuses on enforcing state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination,
harassment, and retaliation based on race, sex, disability, and other protected characteristics.

Environmental Law and Policy Clinic: Students pursue litigation and legislative reforms in a wide spectrum of
environmental issues.

Family and Children (LSC): This clinic offers legal assistance on divorce, domestic violence, paternity, child and
spousal support, adoption, and guardianship.

Federal Debt Collection Project: This clinic focuses on the federal government's debt collection policies and works
in collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Gender Violence: This clinic explores gender-motivated violence and gender equality.

Government Lawyer - Semester in Washington: Students work full-time in Washington, D.C. on policy, legislative,
and regulatory matters at a variety of federal agencies or legislative offices.

Government Lawyer - State Attorney General: In this clinic, students explore the role of a state attorney general
by working at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Government Lawyer - U.S. Attorney : Students in this clinic focus on prosecutorial work with placements at the
U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston.

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic: In conjunction with Greater Boston Legal Services, this clinic represents
applicants for U.S. refugee status, asylum cases, and related protections.

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau: This is a civil legal services office run by students who represent low-income clients with
housing, family law, and other problems.

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program: This clinic's work involves dispute resolution skill-building to
prepare students for complex, multilevel negotiations.

Health, Disability, and Planning (LSC): This clinic provides direct client representation in administrative and
disability law, estate planning, and health law clinics, and works on health law policy initiatives.

International Human Rights Clinic: By actively promoting the rule of law, documenting abuses, and conducting
fact-finding missions, this clinic teaches the vital issues, institutions, and processes of the human rights movement.

Judicial Process in Community Courts: Students work with individual justices of the District Court, Boston
Municipal Court, Juvenile Court, and Housing Court Departments of the Massachusetts Trial Court.

Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic (LSC): This clinic represents tenants facing evictions, often
through litigation in the Boston Housing Court.

Predatory Lending Prevention/Consumer Protection Clinic (LSC): Students defend homeowners against
foreclosure and litigates against predatory lenders.

Sports Law: Sports Law clinical placements are in a variety of settings, including legal departments of major
leagues or sports franchises and with law firms and lawyers doing sports law in representing individual players or

Supreme Court Clinics: These two clinics conduct work on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of
appeal, and state supreme courts in conjunction with law firms in Washington, D.C.

Transactional Law Clinics: Students provide legal services to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, real estate
parties, community development corporations, or individuals and companies in the arts and entertainment

Independent Clinical: 2L, 3L, and LLM students can also design a clinical placement in subject areas not covered by
existing clinics.

Dorothee Alsentzer

    4. Massachusetts School of Law
         horrible website absolutely no information about the clinics they offer….

    5. New England School of Law
         Administrative Law
         Criminal Procedure II
         Environmental Law
         Family Law
         Federal Courts
         Health Law
         Immigration Law
         International Law
         Land Use Law
         Massachusetts Practice
         Mediation & Dispute Resolution Clinic
         Mental Health Law Clinic
    6. Northeastern University School of Law

Poverty Law Clinic- This clinic represents community-based organizations that seek to give poor people a powerful
voice for self-determination. These poor people’s organizations empower their members on issues of housing,
work and welfare. Organizational goals are pursued through community education, individual and group advocacy.

Prisoner Rights Clinic- Under the close supervision of two experienced practitioners, students develop and refine
advocacy skills while representing prisoners in Massachusetts. Typically, each student handles both an adversarial
proceeding (a disciplinary hearing) and a non-adversarial proceeding (parole-related hearing or classification
hearing) from beginning to end.

The Public Health Legal Clinic covers tobacco control issues in depth, while also focusing on the emerging obesity
epidemic and issues involving the gun and pharmaceutical industries. It considers the conflict between individual
rights and the need to protect the public health.

James Rowan          (617) 373-3347

    7. Suffolk University Law School

Students in the Child Advocacy Clinic will learn how to use the power of the law to shape public policy to protect
and advance the rights of children, especially children who are disadvantaged by race, socioeconomic class, or
disability. Students will study and practice the many strategies and skills that lawyers use in order to make or
change public policy.
Education Advocacy Clinic- students will provide individual legal representation to children facing school
exclusions to ensure that schools are providing children with all the substantive and procedural due process rights
to which they are entitled. Students will advocate on behalf of indigent and low income children and their parents
in school suspensions, expulsions and special education cases from Boston and outlying communities. The urgency
of addressing the impact of school discipline laws is best reflected in the fact that exclusion from school for even
short amounts of time is one of the top three reasons students give for dropping out of school.
The Health Law Clinic is a new, two-semester, in-house clinic in which students will represent low-income, chronic
users of the healthcare system in a diverse range of legal matters aimed at stabilizing patients’ lives and thus
improving overall healthcare access and outcomes. Students will represent the chronically ill, disabled and their
family members in both litigation and administrative matters such as guardianship cases in Suffolk Probate and
Family Court and appeals of denials of disability benefits before the Social Security Administration. In addition,
students may assist clients with other benefits-related issues such as denials of healthcare coverage or private
disability benefits.
Immigration Clinic- Students will represent non-citizens facing deportation from the United States and seeking to
redress misconduct by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (“ICE”) agents during arrest. Individual
representation will include deportation defense before the Immigration Court in the clinic’s on-going cases
(political asylum, cancellation of removal, etc) as well as intake and representation of persons seeking release from
civil detention and relief from deportation. Through individual representation, students will be exposed to all
aspects of litigation including fact development (in-depth client interviewing), legal research and writing, witness
preparation, oral arguments and direct and cross-examinations in a closely supervised setting. Students will also
work on a range of legislative and advocacy projects that will include collaborations with nationally recognized co-
counsel, community organizations and the media.
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Boston, MA 02108-4977
t. 617.573.8100 f. 617.742.2139

     8. Southern New England School of Law
The Immigration Law Clinic began operating in the Fall of 2002 and provides quality legal services to members of
the immigrant community throughout the region. Students enrolled in this year-long clinic attend classes and
handle various immigration law issues under the supervision of a faculty member and cooperating field supervisor
chosen from the SouthCoast legal community. They represent their clients before various tribunals, including
Immigration Court, and spend an average of twelve hours each week in their Clinic work.

The Community Development Clinic offers students two clinical opportunities.

The Nonprofit Clinic’s projects include drafting and filing incorporation documents, revision of bylaws, compliance
with fundraising regulations, research on legal issues, and obtaining federal tax-exempt status for new
organizations. In addition, students may brief boards of directors or groups of nonprofits on a variety of legal
issues and developments impacting the nonprofit sector.

The Small Business Clinic currently assists entrepreneurs with choice of entity and drafting formation documents.
Students enrolled in either of the two semester-long clinical programs explore the legal requirements for the
formation and operation of small businesses and nonprofits, and the role both play in our community, while
honing their writing, research and advocacy skills on real client matters.

The Legal Services Clinic started its operations in 1998. It is housed in the offices of a local legal services office in
downtown New Bedford. Clients with family law, housing, and government benefits problems are referred to the
Clinic from the New Center for Legal Advocacy, which is dedicated to offering legal representation to low-income
residents of the New Bedford area who have various legal problems of a non-criminal nature.

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     9. Western New England College School of Law

Criminal Law Clinic
Students prosecute cases for the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office.

Consumer Protection Clinic
Students represent consumers with complaints against area businesses and/or landlords in the Springfield District
Court and Housing Court.

International Human Rights Clinic
Students will work collaboratively with domestic and international nongovernmental organizations, grass-roots
organizations, solidarity networks, attorneys, stakeholders, and other institutions engaging in human rights work,
to advance political, economic, social and cultural human rights across borders.
Legal Services Clinic
Students make a measurable and meaningful difference in the lives of poor, elderly, and disadvantaged clients by
working at Western Massachusetts Legal Services (WMLS), a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the
principal provider of civil legal services to low income individuals in western Massachusetts.

Small Business Clinic
Students provide legal and business services to local small businesses that are usually owned by one or two
individuals and have anywhere from zero to five employees. Law students work on transactional legal matters that
are typical in the start-up phase of a business.

Barbara Hyland                     413-782-1469

    1. Ave Maria School of Law

Asylum and Immigration Rights Law Clinic
In the Asylum and Immigrant Rights Law Clinic, students represent clients, such as asylum seekers, battered
immigrants, and unaccompanied immigrant children in Immigration Court and before officers of the US Citizenship
and Immigration Servce and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department. Skills developed include:
brief drafting, motion practice, fact investigation, interviewing, research in federal laws and regulations and
foreign country conditions, direct examination expertise, and closing argument preparation.
Women's Immigrant Rights Law Clinic
In the Women's Immigrant Rights Law Clinic, which includes courses such as Human Trafficking and Community
Based Legal Services, students represent victims of human trafficking, immigrant victims of other crimes, and
engage in community outreach and training.
Mediation Law Clinic
In the Mediation Clinic, student responsibilities include observing and co-mediating disputes in Collier County and
Lee County Small Claims Court.
Patent Law Clinic
In the Patent Law Clinic, students render legal assistance to inventors seeking patent protection.

    2. University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

The Urban Law Clinic

Immigration and Asylum Clinic

Mediation Clinic

Veterans Clinic—Project SALUTE

Veterans Appellate Clinic
Criminal Trial Clinic

State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) Criminal Appellate Clinic

Consumer Defense Clinic

Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic


     3. Michigan State University College of Law

The Housing Law Clinic
The Tax Clinic
The Chance at Childhood Clinic
The Small Business/Nonprofit Clinic,
The Plea & Sentencing Clinic,
The Immigration Law Clinic, and the First Amendment Law Clinic        517-336-8088

     4. University of Michigan Law School
The Child Advocacy Law Clinic (CALC) seeks to introduce students to their new lawyer identity, the substantive and
skill demands of this new role, and the institutional framework within which lawyers operate. The Clinic especially
focuses on the relationship between the lawyer and other professionals facing the same social problem. Building
on the field experience of actual case handling as a basis for analysis, it seeks to make students more self-critical
and reflective about various lawyering functions they must undertake. Students are asked to integrate legal theory
with real human crises in the cases they handle. Students will develop habits of thought and standards of
performance and discover how to learn from raw experience for their future professional growth.
The Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) provides opportunities to litigate and develop policies to protect natural
resources and the environment. The ELC operates in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation's Great
Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor. NWF's docket ranges from federal litigation to stop water pollution to
advocacy on behalf of endangered species.
Human Trafficking Clinic- Slavery in the United States did not end with abolition. Human trafficking, also known as
modern-day slavery, is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for the purposes of slavery,
forced labor, and servitude, and it is widespread and ongoing. It currently exists in every state of the United States
and across the world. It can be found in many industries: agriculture, spas and massage parlors, hotel work, and
domestic service, as well as prostitution. In 2000, the federal government, responding to the inadequacy of the
current laws and to the scale and gravity of the problem, enacted the first comprehensive human trafficking law:
the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Act defines human trafficking and establishes penalties for human
traffickers. Some states and localities have followed the lead of the federal government and have enacted their
own laws, giving law enforcement more tools in their fight against human trafficking in the United States.
In the Juvenile Justice Clinic, students will represent minors charged with violations of the criminal law and status
offenses in Michigan's family courts. While primarily a litigation clinic, students may from time-to-time handle
appellate matters and may be involved in public policy issues such as analyzing proposed legislation.
Student attorneys in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) assist clients with Internal Revenue Service
controversies. For example, clients may have received notice that the IRS was imposing a lien or levy on their
personal assets, that an audit will be performed, or that the IRS thinks they owe an amount that they can't pay.
At the Michigan Innocence Clinic at Michigan Law, clinic students investigate and litigate cases on behalf of
prisoners who have new evidence that may establish that they are actually innocent of the crimes for which they
have been convicted. Unlike many other innocence clinics, which specialize in DNA exonerations, the Michigan
Innocence Clinic focuses on innocence cases where there is no biological evidence to be tested. Under the
supervision of its founders, Professors Bridget McCormack and David Moran, Innocence Clinic students work on all
aspects of the cases, including investigating new evidence, preparing state post-conviction motions, conducting
hearings and arguing motions in conjunction with these motions, and filing appeals to the state and federal courts.
The Michigan Innocence Clinic has already exonerated several of its clients since its inception in 2009.
The Urban Communities Clinic provides transactional legal services to groups engaged in community development
and small businesses. The Clinic was founded in 1991 to give community-based organizations the legal resources to
improve their neighborhoods. Recognizing the role of small businesses in community economic development and
the need by many for pro bono legal services, the Clinic expanded its client base to provide legal assistance to
small businesses. The Clinic seeks to sustain effective organizations and build institutions that provide needed
services and opportunities in underserved urban communities. It seeks to contribute to the economic
development of the region by assisting locally owned and operated businesses that will provide needed jobs,
goods, and services in the community.

Bridget McCormack                 734.764.4533

     5. Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic: Two term in-house, live-client clinic, which provides free legal assistance to elderly
residents of Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties;
The Estate Planning Clinic: A one-term live client clinic, available for evening and weekend students;

Cooley Innocence Project: Helps secure the release of wrongfully imprisoned persons;

Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP): A two-term clinic in which students represent low-income people in family
law and domestic violence matters in Oakland County Circuit Court;

 Access to Justice Clinic: A two-term clinic in which students provide general, civil legal services to clients referred
by the Legal Assistance Center at the Kent County Courthouse. Most of the clients have family law issues, however,
clients may also have property issues, consumer law issues, or a variety of other civil legal issues.

Public Sector Law Project: A one-term clinic where students provide civil legal services of a transactional, advisory,
legislative or systemic nature to government clients in management or elected office. The clinic is currently
partnered with Kent County, Michigan, and is designed to accommodate the schedules of evening and weekend

(517) 371-5140
     6. Wayne State University Law School

Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic

The Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent individual clients
seeking immigration benefits including, but not limited to, asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the
Convention Against Torture, U and T visas for victims of trafficking and other crimes, relief under the Violence
Against Women Act (VAWA), Special Immigrant Juvenile visas, and Temporary Protected Status, as well as help
clients who obtain such relief with family reunification, adjustment of status and, eventually, naturalization.

Students represent indigent or low-income clients who could not otherwise afford legal assistance and will have
the opportunity to work on a wide variety of immigration cases and gain experience working with federal agencies
such as the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Immigration Courts. Students in this clinic will also have
the opportunity to be involved with local community outreach and informational programs. Interested students
should contact Prof. Settlage at (313) 577-1897 or send an email to

Child Advocacy Clinic

Student interns in the Child Advocacy Clinic represent children in abuse, neglect, foster care review, termination of
parental rights, adoption and delinquency proceedings. Student interns learn about the child protection, child
welfare and juvenile justice systems, and the roles and responsibilities of lawyers and other participants in those
systems. Students conduct client interviews and home visits, prepare for hearings and trials, advocate for
necessary services, perform research, draft motions, and attend juvenile court and foster care review board
hearings. The Child Advocacy Clinic is a two-semester, four-credit course, graded on an Honors, Pass, Low Pass, No
Credit basis. No credit will be awarded if both semesters are not satisfactorily completed. Students are required to
attend and participate in the classroom component of the Clinic, and to spend eight additional hours per week on
fieldwork for the Clinic. Much of this work will take place at the Wayne County Juvenile Court, which is located
near I-75 and Warren Avenue. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per academic year, who must have passed all of
the required first-year courses and be in good academic standing. LEX 7070 (Child Abuse & Neglect), LEX 7075
(Child, Family & State), or LEX 8028 (Child, Family & State Seminar) is a pre- or co-requisite for the first semester of
the Clinic. LEX 7435 (Juvenile Delinquency) is a pre- or co-requisite for the second. Interested students should
contact Professor David Moss at (313) 577-3970.

Criminal Appellate Practice

In this clinical course, taught by a member of the State Appellate Defender Office, each student prepares a criminal
appellate brief on behalf of a real client incarcerated in a Michigan prison who has been convicted of a felony after
a jury trial. The students interview the client, present a mock oral argument to a panel of experienced criminal
appellate practitioners, and ultimately ha ve their brief submitted to the Michigan Court of Appeals. The Criminal
Appellate Practice course is available for 3 graded credits. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Interested Students
should contact Adj. Prof. Gail Rodwan, (313) 256-9833, Ext. 228 or

Disability Law Clinic

Students assist low-income individuals with disabilities in a range of issues, including social security/SSI, special
education, and Medicaid/Medicare. The Clinic aims to help its clients obtain the services and supports they need to
live in their own homes rather than in institutional settings. The Disability Law Clinic offers students an intensive
exposure to administrative advocacy, while helping one of Detroit’s most underrepresented populations. The
Disability Law Clinic is available for 6 credits graded Honors, Pass, Low Pass, or No-Credit. Enrollment is limited to 8
students. Interested students should contact Prof. David Moss, (313) 577-3970, Students
in this clinic have helped homeless individuals with mental illness obtain the public benefits they need to secure
safe, permanent housing. They have helped children with intellectual disabilities obtain private health insurance
coverage for computerized speech-generating devices, children with autism obtain Medicaid funding for physical,
occupational and speech therapy services, and children with emotional and behavioral disabilities obtain the
support they need to stay in regular classes at their neighborhood schools.

Environmental Law Clinic

The classroom component of this clinic will teach students the skills and strategies needed to affect environmental
policy in all three branches of state and federal government. During classroom sessions, students will learn about
current environmental policy challenges and opportunities and explore these issues from multiple perspectives.
Guest speakers from government, public interest, and regulated industries will provide diverse views on
environmental law and policy. In the clinical component, students will participate in the lawmaking process by
preparing policy papers and formal legislative testimony, commenting on rulemaking and permit decisions, and
engaging in judicial review and enforcement litigation. In all clinical work, the students will work with the Great
Lakes Environmental Law Center, and on some selected matters may be involved in formally representing other
community organizations and public interest groups. Students in this clinic have provided legal assistance to help
fight proposed coal plants in Michigan, developed a new clean energy funding mechanism for local governments,
assisted local environment organizations with preliminary research on the expected air pollution permit renewal
for the Detroit incinerator, and have worked with Friends of Tienken Road in opposing a major expansion of a road
that threatens historic protections and would cause air pollution in the metro area. Students have also worked on
a number of cases and proposals in the areas of water conservation, water diversions and water quality, as well as
wetlands, shorelines and natural resources. Students must have completed or concurrently be taking LEX 7006
Administrative Law and LEX 7231 Environmental Law or obtain advance consent of the instructor prior to
enrollment. Open only to students who have completed all required first-year courses. Advanced Environmental
Law Clinic option available for those who complete Environmental Law Clinic. Interested students should contact
Prof. Noah Hall, (313) 577-9771.

Free Legal Aid Clinic

FLAC is the law school’s oldest and largest live-client clinic. FLAC originated as a student-run nonprofit organization
and continues today in partnership with Lakeshore Legal Aid and the Elder Law & Advocacy Center. FLAC provides
legal assistance in state court on elder law and family law matters, such as custody, support, visitation, and
divorce. FLAC is available for 3 ungraded credits or work study and includes a classroom component. Interested
students should contact FLAC at (313) 833-0058.

Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporations Clinic

The Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporations Clinic is Wayne Law's transactional clinic. The Clinic
represents both for-profit and nonprofit clients who cannot afford to pay for legal services offered by attorneys in
the private bar. The Clinic will assist businesses within the city of Detroit and in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Among the services the clinic offers are: entity formation, contract review and preparation, review and drafting of
commercial real estate documents, preparation of trademark and copyright applications, and preparation of tax
exempt applications for 501(c)(3) status. The Clinic represents clients only on business transactions and does not
work on litigation matters. Since the clinic began serving clients in 2007, it has provided legal assistance to dozens
of for-profit clients including record labels, a day spa, technology companies, a bath and body care manufacturer,
and a financial literacy company, among others. It has also provided legal assistance to a myriad of start-up
nonprofit clients including an organization formed to mentor at-risk students, an organization that provides free
clothes and other material necessities to low income people, an organization formed to provide services to
children of domestic abuse survivors, a public interest environmental law firm and more.

    1. Hamline University School of Law

Child Advocacy Clinic

This clinic offers students many opportunities to appear in juvenile court and administrative hearings concerning
children. Students advocate directly for children who are involved in minor juvenile cases, cases for Child in Need
of Protection or Services (CHIPS), truancies, school expulsions, adoptions, and minors seeking to live
independently. Law students may work on guardian ad litem cases or juvenile delinquency cases as available.
Students are required to complete 130 hours, consisting of 60 hours of class work and 70 hours of case work.
Clinical Professor Mary Jo Hunter teaches the Child Advocacy Clinic.

Sara Bongers received the outstanding Clinical Student award from the National Clinical Legal Education
Association (CLEA) for HUSL clinic students in spring, 2009.

Education Law Clinic

This clinic offers students the opportunity to both study education law and represent clients at the Southern
Minnesota Regional Legal Services office in St. Paul under the supervision of an experienced education law
attorney. The office is just a few blocks from Hamline University. The particular substantive focus of the course and
case work will involve laws related to equal educational opportunities for children from low income families,
educational rights of limited English Proficient children, educational rights of children with disabilities, school
expulsion, tracking, racial discrimination, and bias in schools. Students will be expected to spend some time at the
legal services office working on their cases. Students also conduct community education and outreach. Students
are required to complete 130 hours, consisting of 60 hours class work and 70 hours of case work. Adjunct
professors Lilian Ejebe and Atlee Reilly, staff attorneys at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services teach the
Education Law Clinic.

See story about the Education Law Clinic in the National Legal Services Corporation Equal Justice Magazine in an
article entitled Clinical Trials by Dave Kenney, Summer, 2004 at pages 25-33 (

Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic

This clinic offering takes advantage of a collaboration between Hamline, the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Students represent victims of alleged
employment discrimination in cases where the EEOC and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights have
offered early intervention mediation. The clinic compliments theorizing in the classroom about redefining
"winning" and "zealousness" by allowing students the opportunity to apply new visions of lawyering to clients' real
problems. Students are required to complete 130 hours, consisting of 60 hours class work and 70 hours of case
work. This clinic can be chosen as an elective course for the Certificate Program in Dispute Resolution. Professor
Joseph Daly teaches the Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic. Hamline's ADR clinical
programs provide a laboratory for creating and critically examining a new paradigms for advocacy. The law school
has been a national leader in offering students clinical opportunities in ADR, beginning with a federally fuded ADR
clinic in 1990. That effort continues today with Hamline being the first school in the country to contract with the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to provide representation for alleged victims of discrimination
in agency-sponsored mediations. "Student enrolled in the Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation
Clinic do more than theorize in the classroom about redefining winning and zealousness. They apply new visions
of lawyering to clients' real problems, and do so in a context where legal representation is often sorely
lacking" Professor Joseph Daly, Director of the Employment Discrimination Representation Clinic Students
interested in the Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic might also be interested in the
Mediation Clinic and the Dispute Resolution Institute.

Health Law Clinic

This clinic offers students the opportunity to represent individuals who are parties in health law related
administrative hearings. Clients may include persons with medical needs or disabilities who encounter barriers to
their eligibility for health care. Clients may also include healthcare workers with licensing issues. Students will gain
experience in interviewing, counseling, and litigating these cases as well as exposure to law governing health care
licensure and Medicaid eligibility and finance. Adjunct Professors Lindsay Davis, staff attorney at Southern
Minnesota Regional Legal Services, and Susan Schaffer, private practice, teach the Health Law Clinic. Students are
required to complete 130 hours, consisting of 60 hours of class work and 70 hours of case work. Prerequisite or
Concurrent: Professional Responsibility

Immigration Law Clinic

This clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent clients with immigration cases under the
supervision of an experienced immigration practitioner. Students will work with several clients in immigration
cases. Case types may include family-based petitions, fiancée applications, naturalization, adjustment of status to
permanent residence, visa processing, Violence Against Women Act, or removal proceedings. Students will also
have the opportunity to observe immigration hearings. Students are required to complete 130 hours, consisting of
60 hours of class work and 70 hours of case work. Adjunct Professors Susan Jorgensen Flores, staff attorney at
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, and Paula Schwartzbauer, staff attorney at Legal Aid Society of Minnesota,
teach the Immigration Law Clinic. Immigration and Nationality Law is complex and ever-changing and the law and
regulations do not always fully explain how to handle every type of case. One learns a lot through experience.
Anyone interested in practicing immigration law would benefit greatly from taking the immigration law clinic, in
which classes on substantive law topics are combined with practical experience working on actual cases from local
non-profit agencies.

Innocence Clinic

In this clinic, students will have the opportunity to investigate inmates' claims of innocence to determine if there
are any grounds for post-conviction relief. Investigation issues may include concerns related to eyewitness
identification, false confessions, snitches and informants, government misconduct, ineffective assistance of
counsel, and forensic sciences including DNA testing. Students will obtain primary source material, police reports,
forensic reports, court pleadings, transcripts, appellate briefs, and opinions. Students will be expected to prepare
written summaries of these materials and to present and discuss these materials during class. Students will
conduct interviews with inmates and potential witnesses. Students will have the opportunity to assist Innocence
Project volunteers, private investigators, forensic experts, and attorneys in preparing claims of actual innocence.
The course will include lecture, discussion, and guest speakers about eyewitness identification, post-conviction
remedies, and false confessions. Speakers will be selected both for the general subject matter and for the specific
cases under review. Students are required to complete 130 hours, consisting of 60 hours of class work and 70
hours of case work. Adjunct Professors Michael Davis, private practice, and John Riemer, staff attorney at the
Ramsey County Public Defender's Office, teach the Innocence Clinic.
Innocence Clinic student work led to exoneration of an innocent man. See the press covereage at

Mediation Clinic

This clinic is a collaboration between Hamline and regional providers of mediation services. Students mediate
cases referred by small claims or housing courts; those students with prior family mediation training may also co-
mediate family law cases, including divorce and post-decree disputes. Students are required to complete 130
hours, consisting of 60 hours of class work and 70 hours of case work (actual mediation time and completion of
required post-mediation reports). This clinic can be chosen as an elective for the Certificate Program in Dispute
Resolution.Two mediation clinic students won 2nd place at the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation
Representation Competition in Paris, France in February, 2009. They won prestigious internships in Paris. Students
may also be interested in the Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic. Prerequisite: One of
the following--Mediation Skills, Family Mediation, completion of a state certified 30 hour civil mediation or 40 hour
family mediation training.

Small Business/Non-profit Clinic

Students will have the opportunity to provide legal advice to entrepreneurs in developing start up businesses and
to individuals working with tax–exempt non–profits. The legal issues involved typically include choice of form of
ownership, compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements, contract drafting and reformation, lease
requirements, scope of insurance coverage, credit record adjustments, tax exemption procedures, and real and
personal property transaction documentation. This clinic does not undertake litigation. Students are required to
complete 130 hours, consisting of 60 hours class work and 70 hours of case work. Adjunct Professors Kimberly
Lowe and Paul Jones, Fredrikson and Byron law firm, teach the Small Business/Non-profit Clinic.

State Public Defender Clinic

This clinic offers students the opportunity to provide criminal legal representation to low income persons. Each
student represents approximately four to six clients in a wide variety of criminal law cases, handling them from
start to finish under the supervision of an experienced attorney at the Minnesota State Public Defender’s Office.
Students participate in all phases of practice, from client interviewing through any scheduled court hearings, and
are exposed to a law firm setting where they do their work. Typical cases include post-conviction motions on issues
such as sentencing, restitution, conditional release, guilty plea withdrawal, parole and probation revocation, and
end of confinement community notification. There may be the opportunity for appellate advocacy, as well as
challenges to underlying convictions for persons facing deportation. Along with hands-on experience, classroom
instruction on various aspects of practice is provided in the student's first semester. This course requires travel to
one or more of the institutions and works at the Minnesota State Public Defender’s Office which is just a few
blocks from Hamline University. Students are required to complete 130 hours, consisting of 60 hours of class work
and 70 hours of case work. Adjunct Professors Cathryn Middlebrook, James Peterson, and Richard Schmitz,
Assistant State Public Defenders, teach the State Public Defender's Clinic.

Student Director Clinic

Student directors will work in one of the Hamline Clinics and handle their own client caseload, as well as provide
supervision to and collaboration with new clinic enrollees. Student directors will not attend regular weekly clinic
classes, but are instead expected to devote a minimum of 45 hours per credit to client representation and
supervision/collaboration with other clinic students as assigned by the clinic supervisor. Only students who have
successfully completed one of the clinics are eligible to enroll as a student director; enrollment is by invitation of
the instructor upon advance application. Preference will ordinarily go to students who have not yet been a clinic
director. With permission of the supervisor this course can be repeated for credit. Students may enroll for 1, 2, or 3
credits with faculty approval.

Trial Practice Clinic

The Trial Practice Clinic is a three-credit, one-semester clinic on landlord-tenant law. Students work under the
supervision of Visiting Professor of Law Larry McDonough, a veteran housing attorney in Legal Services programs
for 27 years, who will supervise students in representing tenants facing eviction, housing repair problems, privacy
violations, utility shutoff and lockouts in Housing Court.

Students gain skills in interviewing, counseling, research, investigation, and case management. They also prepare
for and conduct one or more trials, gaining experience developing a theory of the case and preparing the direct
examinations, cross examinations, closing argument, trial brief, and trial notebook. This course provides an
excellent litigation experience in the housing law area. Students are required to complete 130 hours, consisting of
60 hours of class work and 70 hours of case work.

Mary Jo Hunter           651 523-2077

     2. University of Minnesota Law School

The Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic offers students the opportunity to advise and represent individuals in serious
financial difficulty. This two-semester, four-credit course includes a classroom component, preparing the students
to counsel clients about consumer bankruptcy and discussing important portions of the Bankruptcy Code and
The Child Advocacy Clinic is a two-semester clinic offered annually since 1995. The clinic gives students practical
experience in handling family law and juvenile law cases with an emphasis on children's rights. Weekly classroom
sessions cover such topics as interviewing, negotiation, and motion practice. Students earn a total of four credits
to be allocated between the semesters.
The Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Civil Practice Clinic is the oldest of the University of Minnesota Law School's
clinical programs. Traditionally, each year students in this program have handled approximately 150 civil cases on
behalf of low-income clients. The clinic introduces students to the practice of lawyering through a combination of
instructional methods. Weekly classroom sessions explore topics such as interviewing, negotiation, drafting,
motion practice and discovery. Simulated exercises allow students to apply classroom learning in a lifelike setting.
Finally, each student handles approximately three live cases under clinic faculty supervision, involving topics such
as family, disability, and discrimination law. These cases provide student attorneys with the opportunity to
participate in almost all aspects of the lawyering process including actual court and administrative hearings.
The Immigration Law Clinic handles immigration law matters, primarily applications for political asylum,
withholding of removal, and Article 3 claims under the Convention Against Torture. Students will interview clients,
research country conditions, write legal memoranda on asylum issues, and prepare and present claims to the
Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals under the
student practice rule.
Students in the Innocence Project Clinic will work in conjunction with the Innocence Project of Minnesota. In the
clinic, students will investigate claims of actual innocence being made by inmates in Minnesota, and North and
South Dakota. Students begin working a claim by obtaining primary source material—police reports, forensic
reports, court pleadings, transcripts, appellate briefs, and opinions. At that point, many students will have the
opportunity to talk to the trial and appellate attorneys who had previously worked on the case.
The Indian Child Welfare Act Clinic is a two-semester clinic offered annually since 1996. The clinic gives students
practical experience in handling family law and juvenile law cases with a special emphasis on the federal Indian
Child Welfare Act (ICWA) passed by Congress in 1978.
The Business Law Clinic is a two-semester, 6-credit experience for 3Ls. Students enrolled in the clinic the have the
opportunity to gain broad transactional experience working with startup businesses and entrepreneurial clients.
Students work with clients whose legal needs are transactional. Transactional practice includes the creation and
interpretation of contracts and agreements. It also includes strategizing about legal issues of business formation,
management, and governance.
The Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic will be offered in spring 2010 for four credits;
in future years it will be offered as a year-long Clinic. The Clinic will give students experience in human rights
advocacy through direct participation in supervised clinical projects in a cross-section of settings, such as the
United Nations, the Inter-American human rights system, federal and state courts, and coalitions of
nongovernmental organizations doing human rights legal advocacy.             612-625-6810

    3. William Mitchell College of Law
Only have self help clinics that do not represent clients in court….

 selfhelpclinic         (651) 695-7609

    4. University of St. Thomas School of Law
         Clinics not offered at this university…

    1. University of Mississippi School of Law

The Civil Legal Clinic at The University of Mississippi School of Law helps prepare its students for the actual
practice of law by teaching practical skills and substantive law through real-life representation of low-income
clients under rigorous faculty supervision. The clinic represents clients free of charge and accepts a wide range of
cases--from abused and neglected children needing the protection of the courts, to tenants being illegally locked
out of their homes with no place to go, to consumers being scammed by payday lenders, to the vulnerable elderly
with no one else on their side.

    2. Mississippi College School of Law
         NO Clinics offered at this university….
    1. University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

Criminal Clinic
Family Violence Clinic
Innocence Project Clinic

          Kandice Johnson                 (573) 882-1198

    2. University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law

Beginning in January, 2002, the Entrepreneurial Legal Clinic Services began delivering legal advice and facilitating
the delivery of professional business planning to owners of small businesses.

The UMKC Child & Family Services Clinic is a free legal service for parents, relatives and custodians needing
assistance to obtain custodial orders to achieve permanency for children. Qualified law students, under the
supervision of a Clinical Director who is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bar, provide legal services in areas
such as:

Probate Guardianship


Paternity, Child Custody, Support and Visitation



Welcome to the Kansas City Tax Clinic. At the Kansas City Tax Clinic second year, and third year and masters
students from the UMKC School of Law assist qualifying taxpayers in resolving their federal and state tax
controversies. The Kansas City Tax Clinic provides free, high quality representation to those who could not
otherwise afford professional assistance.

(816) 235-6336

    3. Saint Louis University School of Law

Civil Advocacy Clinics
The Law School offers students opportunities to work on a wide variety of matters in the in-house Civil Advocacy
Clinics located at the School of Law. For example, students can represent abused children in juvenile court, litigate
fair housing cases in federal court, conduct real estate closings for Habitat for Humanity, or draft a will for an
elderly client. Students are able to appear in court on cases under Missouri's Student Practice Rule. A full-time
faculty member supervises the in-house students. Students must also enroll in the Civil Advocacy companion
classroom course (LAW 981).

General Litigation Clinic
Students handle a variety of lawsuits in state and federal court, including civil rights, consumer protection, real
estate fraud, and landlord-tenant. Students have the opportunity to litigate some cases themselves, with a
faculty member as second chair, and also participate in large class actions and other complex litigation with
lawyers from larger firms and legal services offices. The Clinic is presently engaged in litigation under the federal
Americans with Disabilities Act and under Missouri’s new foreclosure rescue fraud legislation. In addition, Students
represent hundreds of homeless persons each year with a variety of legal needs, from routine ordinance violations
such as begging or MetroLink fare violations, to federal civil rights litigation challenging government action against
the homeless. Students also have the opportunity to argue cases in the Missouri Court of Appeals by representing
claimants in unemployment compensation cases. The cases provide an opportunity for students to meet with
clients, write appellate briefs and argue before the Missouri Court of Appeals. Students also argue appeals of
adjudications in juvenile cases throughout the state. (Faculty Supervisors: John Ammann and Brendan Roediger).

Community & Economic Development Clinic
Students provide direct representation to entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and real estate
developers unable to pay for market-rate legal services. Students serve as the primary counsel to clients on a range
of matters, including business and nonprofit structuring and formation, internal operational issues, contract
drafting and review, loan document review, employee management issues, regulatory compliance issues and real
estate matters. Each semester, students provide significant legal assistance to Habitat for Humanity St. Louis,
assisting with various operational issues and helping Habitat provide environmentally responsible homes to first-
time homebuyers. (Faculty Supervisor: Dana Malkus).

Child Advocacy Clinic
Students provide holistic advocacy by handling delinquency, education matters, housing, municipal court and
Social Security disability challenges by serving as the lawyer for the child and family in all aspects of administrative
hearings and litigation. Students work with the St. Louis Children’s Health Advocacy Project (CHAP), a medical-legal
partnership intended to improve access to medical and legal services for disadvantaged St. Louis children, and The
SPOT, an agency assisting troubled youth, to assist with legal problems children and families face. In addition,
students handle juvenile delinquency cases in St. Louis City and County as well as pursue appellate litigation in the
Eastern and Western Districts. Students also handle systemic issues affecting medical care issues related to
children in foster care. (Faculty Supervisor: Tricia Harrison).

Elder Law Clinic
Students serve older clients and their family members with adult guardianships. Students interview clients,
prepare pleadings and request medical reports. Once a case has been filed and set for hearing, students prepare
clients to testify and then appear at the hearing. Students also assist clients with estate planning documents by
interviewing clients and then preparing powers of attorney, wills, living wills and beneficiary deeds. Elder Law
Clinic students also advise clients on how to set up transfer on death and payable
on death arrangements for bank accounts and vehicles. (Faculty Supervisor: Barbara Gilchrist).

Family Law Clinic
Students interested in family law have the opportunity to work with attorneys from the Catholic Legal Assistance
Ministry (CLAM), a project of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Housed in space provided by the
SLU LAW Legal Clinics, students represent abused women in custody and support matters
and serve as guardians ad litem for abused and neglected children. (Faculty Supervisor: John Ammann).
Immigration Law Clinic
Students handle a wide range of legal matters, including citizenship and asylum applications for the Catholic
Immigration Law Project (CILP), as part of the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry. Advocates represent clients with a
variety of immigration and citizenship needs and supervise students who work on these cases. One
of the primary aims of CILP is to keep families together, so the Immigration Law Clinic focuses on naturalization
and adjustment of status cases, along with asylum cases and immigration violations. (Faculty Supervisor: John

(314) 977-2778

     4. Washington University School of Law
Students in the Appellate Clinic represent pro se litigants in cases to be heard on appeal in the United States Court
of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. After the Clerk of the Court assigns cases at the beginning of the semester,
students handle all aspects of the appeal, including motions, filings, and briefs. This clinic calls for extensive
research and writing. One student argues each case. Enrollment is limited to 8 students per semester.
The Civil Justice Clinic is one of the five “live client”-representation clinical courses available to law students at
Washington University School of Law. Under the direct supervision of Washington University Law faculty, students
in the Civil Justice Clinic deliver justice to some of the most vulnerable children, youths and parents in the St. Louis
metropolitan area and beyond. CJC students represent these clients in a variety of legal proceedings affecting their
clients’ liberty interests. Primarily, this advocacy occurs in juvenile court in child protection and juvenile justice
litigation, and also in such areas as education, adoption, termination of parental rights, and domestic relations.
The CIVIL RIGHTS & COMMUNITY JUSTICE CLINIC introduces students to civil rights practice and dispute resolution
from a community-based perspective. Clinic students and faculty work in collaboration with the Health & Welfare
Unit and the Immigration Project at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity
Council, Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants, and a local “low-bono” public interest immigration law firm.
THE CONGRESSIONAL & ADMINISTRATIVE LAW CLINIC, founded in 1977 and one of the oldest legal externship
programs in Washington, D.C., recently expanded its scope and capacity as a result of Washington University’s
academic partnership with the Brookings Institution. It is now a year-round, interdisciplinary clinic with full-time
externship offerings on Capitol Hill for graduate, professional, and upperclass undergraduate students.
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINIC has a long-standing collaborative relationship with the St. Louis County division of
the Missouri State Public Defender System. In this clinic, law students engage in extensive criminal defense
practice for indigent defendants. Working hand-in-hand with faculty and public defenders, students investigate
crime scenes, interview witnesses, consult experts, conduct preliminary hearings, and take criminal depositions.

Annette R. Appell                     (314) 935-7912

     1. University of Montana School of Law
Criminal Defense Clinic
Represent indigent defendants in misdemeanor cases in local courts.

Clark Fork Coalition
Assist in advancing overall advocacy strategies for protecting and restoring the Clark Fork watershed.

Federal Defenders of Montana
Represent indigent criminal defendants in federal court.

Indian Law Clinic
Assist tribal governments, courts, organizations, and attorneys on Indian law issues.

Independent External Clinic
Allows a student to propose and secure approval for a type of clinical experience that is not offered as an in-house
or external clinic.

Innocence Project
Work with this nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and advancing credible claims of innocence made by
Montana inmates.

Judicial Clinic
Work with U.S. District Court Judge or Magistrate on cases pending in federal court in Missoula.

Land Use Clinic
Work with city, town and county attorneys, local planning personnel and citizen boards.

Mediation Clinic
Perform mediation and conflict resolution for varying groups of clients.

Professor Greg Munro
Clinical Director 406.243.6745     

    1. Creighton University School of Law
The Civil Law Clinic offers free legal assistance on civil matters to low-income residents of Douglas County,
Nebraska. The clinic operates as a small law firm, staffed by law students under the supervision of the Clinic
Director, Professor Catherine Mahern, Connie Kearney Chair in Clinical Legal Education.


    2. University of Nebraska College of Law
The Civil Clinic was established in 1975. Clinic students represent low-income clients in a wide variety of civil and
administrative cases selected by the faculty for potential litigation and trial experience and maximum pedagogical
benefit. Students' caseloads are designed to approximate the types of matters they might handle as new lawyers
in a variety of practice settings. Depending on the clients' needs and the nature of the cases, students will
interview clients, file pleadings, conduct informal and formal discovery, try cases, and argue appeals.
The Criminal Clinic was established in 1979 and is one of the few prosecution Clinics in the country. Because the
Clinic carries the burden of proof in all its cases, Clinic students gain insight into the legal and ethical
responsibilities of both prosecutors and defense attorneys in criminal cases that will benefit students, regardless of
the context in which they eventually practice law. Under the guidance of resident faculty, Clinic students prosecute
misdemeanor and felony cases out of the Lancaster County Attorney’s office. The focus of the Criminal Clinic is trial
practice, with jury trials occurring frequently. Clinic students appear in court nearly every week during their time in
the Clinic, and are lead counsel in all cases.
The Immigration Clinic was established in 1998 and allows students an in-depth, hands-on experience
representing immigration clients before federal immigration agencies and courts. As in the other Clinics, students
in the Immigration Clinic are lead counsel in all cases, and appear with and on behalf of clients during agency
interviews or court proceedings. The types of cases handled are those typically presented by low-income
immigrants, such as family-based immigrant matters, Violence Against Women Act cases, deportation defense,
affirmative and defense asylum applications, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa cases.


    1. University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

Students in the Appellate Clinic work on federal appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or state appeals
before the Nevada Supreme Court. These cases include direct criminal appeals and civil appeals. Students digest
the case record, interview and counsel their clients about the possible issues to include in the appeal, identify and
develop factual and legal issues for appeal, file briefs and argue cases in the appellate courts.
Students in the Education Advocacy Clinic work with graduate students from School of Education’s Educational
Psychology Department to advocate for the educational rights of children with disabilities in the public school
system. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the law school’s innovative Kids’ Court School, which
educates child witnesses in Clark County court cases about the judicial process in order to reduce their system-
induced stress. The clinic helps law students learn to work collaboratively with professionals in other disciplines,
to advocate effectively in school disciplinary and other administrative proceedings, and to utilize research from
other disciplines to develop best practices for interviewing child clients and witnesses.
Students in the Family Justice Clinic provide a broad range of family law representation to low-income clients for
whom access to justice is limited. Students represent children, parents or guardians in family cases including
custody and visitation, guardianship, domestic violence and other family matters. Cases may involve contested
trials, negotiations, administrative advocacy, and cutting edge legal and policy issues. The clinic has a particular
focus on prisoners and their families, clients engaged with immigration issues, and those affected by the child
welfare system and other forms of state intervention.
Students in the Immigration Clinic engage with immigrant communities through direct client representation and
policy advocacy for vulnerable populations that are otherwise unable to obtain legal representation. Students may
represent clients in administrative proceedings, Immigration Court, and federal and state courts. Some students
may work in appellate and amici capacities, while others may engage in regulatory and legislative reform efforts.
Students in the Innocence Clinic investigate claims of wrongful conviction by Nevada state prison inmates referred
from the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), which is the innocence project for the states of Nevada, Utah
and Wyoming. At the conclusion of this two-semester clinic, students recommend to the RMIC whether to close
investigation, continue investigation or proceed to litigation. Through their examination of police investigatory
materials, trial materials and witness interviews, students learn to carefully and skeptically analyze facts, to search
for information that is not contained in a case record, and to assess how the same events might generate
conflicting or competing stories.
Students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic represent children who have been charged in juvenile delinquency
proceedings. Law students negotiate with district attorneys, conduct contested hearings or trials, and advocate for
proper dispositions and sentences. As part of their clinic work, students also have the opportunity to shadow
Juvenile Public Defenders and observe all aspects of their work in Juvenile Court.
Students enrolled in the Mediation Clinic initially participate in an intensive, experiential 30-hour training in
mediation theory and practice at the start of the semester. Through an ongoing weekly 3-hour seminar, students
study theories of conflict, negotiation and mediation, and are exposed to many different models of mediation,
learning to choose the interventions and techniques appropriate for different settings.

Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic
University of Nevada Las Vegas
William S. Boyd School of Law
P.O. Box 71075
Las Vegas, NV 89170-1075
Phone: (702) 895-2080
Fax: (702) 895-2081

New Hampshire:
              1.   Franklin Pierce Law Center

Students participating in the Administrative Law and Advocacy Clinic represent clients in unemployment
compensation appeals, Health & Human Services appeals, and some license revocations.
These cases provide students the opportunity to interview clients, perform fact investigation, brief writing and
advocacy before the New Hampshire’s Department of Employment Security Appeal Tribunal and Appellate Board.
The Criminal Practice Clinic allows students to represent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in the
District and Superior courts. While participating in the clinic, students are responsible for interviewing their client;
conducting an investigation; filing motions; negotiating with the prosecutor; and trying the case before a judge or
jury. Students work under the direct supervision of a full-time clinical professor who is an experienced criminal
defense lawyer. Cases include DWI and other serious driving offenses, domestic assaults, thefts, possession of
drugs, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, and criminal threatening offenses.
At the start of the semester, students enrolled in the Mediation Clinic participate in an intensive seminar on basic
mediation techniques. After completing this training each student is required to conduct at least six mediations in
either Concord or Manchester District Courts. The cases the students mediate involve civil disputes in
controversies within the District Court’s $25,000 jurisdiction and small claims.

(603) 513-5161              Lynn Blanchard
New Jersey:
     1. Rutgers University, Camden School of Law
Students in the Child and Family Advocacy Clinic represent children in child abuse and neglect cases in Family
Court in Camden. Students also represent children in administrative hearings and proceedings regarding public
benefits, education, immigration, medical and mental health issues. Through advocacy in court and other venues,
students will help ensure that the child welfare, public school and social services systems are sufficiently
addressing the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of the clients. The ultimate goal for clients is to help
make sure each child has a loving, safe, and permanent home, and is receiving the needed services, treatments,
and financial supports to become a productive and engaged member of society.

The Children's Justice Clinic is a holistic lawyering program using multiple strategies and interdisciplinary
approaches to resolve problems for Camden youth facing juvenile delinquency charges. Students primarily provide
legal representation in juvenile court hearings. Students will work in trial teams and have the opportunity to
handle two of their own trials in delinquency court. In addition to providing legal services related to that forum,
students work with their clients to address the causes of delinquency problems in their home environment.

The Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic is both a law school course and a law office staffed by students. It is a six-credit,
one semester limited enrollment course open to any law student (full-time or part-time) who has completed two-
thirds of his or her legal education and has taken Evidence and Professional Responsibility. But most of all, it is an
opportunity to apply what you have been studying to the problems of real people, to give serious consideration to
the how and the why of the practice of law, to provide a valuable and much-needed service to the Camden
community and to bear primary responsibility for the representation of clients who are looking to you for answers.

The Rutgers Domestic Violence Clinic provides legal advice and representation to people seeking domestic
violence restraining orders in Camden County and occasionally in Burlington and Gloucester counties. New Jersey
domestic violence practice is a fast-paced and challenging area of law. Many domestic violence restraining order
cases culminate in a bench trial before a Superior Court judge in a matter of weeks after a complaint is filed. While
all students are virtually guaranteed the opportunity to appear in court, most also will conduct a full bench trial
during the course of the semester.

Victoria Chase                856-225-2773

     2. Rutgers University, Newark School of Law
The Child Advocacy Clinic (CAC) has a twofold mission of (1) serving the needs of children and families who are at
risk and living in poverty in Newark and the surrounding areas, and (2) educating law students to be thoughtful and
highly skilled practitioners. Students in the CAC engage in a variety of activities including direct advocacy,
community education and outreach, and policy and program development. In addition, where beneficial to meet
the needs of the children and families with whom the clinic works, the CAC collaborates with students and faculty
from the other clinical programs at Rutgers School of Law–Newark as well as the other professional schools at
Rutgers University and many professionals in the community.
The Community Law Clinic is one of the nation’s first combined community development-corporate-transactional-
intellectual property law clinics and the school’s only primarily non-litigation clinic. Students provide legal start-up
services to public interest-oriented entrepreneurs and act as counsel to small businesses, non-profits, charter
schools and to major community development corporations (CDC’s) in an effort to help transform blighted
communities by creating employment opportunities, supportive local services and institutions, and affordable
The Constitutional Litigation Clinic has worked on cutting-edge constitutional reform since its founding in 1970.
Through the clinic, students not only learn the law, they make the law. Students are actively involved in all aspects
of the clinic’s work, including deciding which cases to take, interviewing clients, developing the facts, crafting legal
theories, drafting legal briefs and preparing for oral arguments.
The mission of the Environmental Law Clinic is to provide law students the opportunity to advocate for the public
interest in environmental protection.
The Federal Tax Law Clinic immerses students in cases involving disputes between the IRS and low-income
taxpayers in New Jersey. The IRS national office and the U.S. Tax Court have approved the appearance of clinic
students in IRS proceedings and before the Tax Court. Student lawyers represent clients in every aspect of the tax
controversy, including interviewing and counseling, conducting factual and legal research, negotiating with the IRS,
conducting Tax Court trials and assisting clients facing IRS collection activity.
The Special Education Clinic was created in 1995 to address the critical shortage of legal assistance for indigent
parents of children with disabilities in New Jersey. Clinic students have a substantial impact on the ability of
parents to obtain an appropriate education for their children. Clinic law students provide representation and
advocacy to parents and caregivers seeking to obtain appropriate early intervention and educational services and
placements, and educate parents and others involved in the lives of children with disabilities about their legal
rights and responsibilities.
The Urban Legal Clinic (ULC) was established in 1970 to assist low-income clients with legal problems that are
caused or exacerbated by urban poverty. Clinic law students handle such civil matters as housing, consumer
protection, bankruptcy, matrimonial, employment and Social Security/SSI disability issues. They also provide
representation to clients who have been charged with minor criminal offenses.

Jon Dubin             973-353-3186

     3. Seton Hall Law School

The Civil Litigation Clinic handles a variety of civil cases on behalf of its clients, with a primary focus on civil rights,
housing and education cases. During the course of a semester, students may handle all aspects of civil cases, from
conducting an initial interview to trying a case or arguing a motion. Students draft complaints, answers and
counterclaims; propound and respond to interrogatories and document requests; conduct and defend depositions;
draft motions and memoranda of law; conduct settlement negotiations; appear in federal and state court; and
represent clients in full hearings.
The Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic, directed by Professor Baher Azmy, focuses on national
security and human rights cases emerging from the "war on terror," including those raising issues related to the
lawfulness of extraordinary rendition, torture and indefinite detention. The clinic also pursues impact and direct
services litigation to protect the rights of immigrants and prisoners and to increase openness in government.
The Family Law Clinic provides free legal services to individuals needing representation in a wide variety of family
law matters. The caseload may include both contested and uncontested divorces; establishment, modification and
enforcement of child and spousal support; custody and visitation cases; international child abduction cases;
adoptions; and litigation on behalf of victims of domestic violence . Students may also serve as court-appointed
law guardians for children in termination of parental rights cases and custody and visitation cases.
The Equal Justice Clinic handles a variety of cases addressing civil and human rights with a primary focus on
ensuring disadvantaged groups equal access to justice. Through impact litigation and advocacy, the clinic typically
addresses issues involving immigrants’ rights, prisoners’ rights, and ethnic and gender-based discrimination.
Students in the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic represent people from all over the world
who are in need of protection from persecution, trafficking and torture, as well as immigrant workers who have
been the victims of wage theft. In addition to representing clients before asylum officers and in Federal
Immigration Court, students may also represent clients in appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Second
and Third Circuits, or the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Students may also be engaged in human
rights reporting and fact-finding as well as comparative law and human rights projects with immigration clinics at
the University of Sofia, Bulgaria or with a consortium of universities in Spain.
The Juvenile Justice Clinic represents indigent juvenile defendants in all facets of juvenile proceedings in the Essex
County Family Court.
Baher Azmy

New Mexico:
    1. University of New Mexico School of Law

The Business and Tax Clinic provides legal assistance to low to mid-level income community members in Bernalillo
County who are seeking to create new business opportunities, plan their estates, settle disputes with the IRS or
need assistance during a financial crisis. The clinic is a legal teaching program that is primarily concerned with
giving students practical legal training while providing important social services to those in need of legal and/or
educational help related to business, estate planning, taxation issues and financial crisis resolution.

Community and Lawyering Clinic- Students work closely with physicians, social workers, community planners,
community activists, nonprofits and clergy at various sites across Albuquerque. In addition to handling individual
cases, they gain an important perspective on issues of social justice and the role of a lawyer in building

Law Practice Clinic- Students are assigned a mix of cases typical of a general law practice in New Mexico with some
opportunity for a more specialized type of practice given each student's preferences and faculty resources.

Michael Norwood                  505-277-6553

New York:
        1. Albany Law School
The Civil Rights and Disabilities Law Clinic provides law students with a rewarding opportunity to serve clients and
develop professional skills. Under faculty supervision, students represent clients in various administrative forums
and state and federal courts.
Family Violence Litigation Clinic- Students will be offered the challenging opportunity to represent victims of
domestic violence in Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties. Students will learn about domestic violence
dynamics and the substantive law and procedure of Family Court.
Established in 1992, Albany Law School's Health Law Clinic provides legal services to families, and as resources
permit, to individuals who have legal issues stemming from HIV/AIDS or Cancer. The Health Law Clinic is staffed by
experienced advocates and by skilled second and third-year student interns. It also offers community education
and outreach programs to increase access to legal services.
Low Income Tax Clinic- Students represent taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS in both administrative and
judicial proceedings. Such disputes include determinations of tax deficiencies and refunds, as well as tax collection
and filing requirement issues. Students will gain relevant experience in tax practice and procedure including
jurisdiction, the limitations involved in personal income tax controversies, and alternative assessment strategies.
Often the tax problem of the client is a result of a major life change which can provide the student an opportunity
to counsel as well as advocate on the client's behalf.


        2. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Alexander Fellows Program
In this selective program, students work as full-time law clerks for federal judges in the New York City area.

Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic
Students represent elderly clients or those with disabilities in civil matters.

Criminal Appeals Clinic
Students receive intensive training in appellate advocacy, learn New York State criminal procedure, and argue an
appeal in court.

Criminal Defense Clinic
Representing defendants charged with misdemeanors in the Manhattan Criminal Court, students work with clients
from their initial interview through trial and sentencing.

Divorce Mediation Clinic
Students serve as mediators in matrimonial cases referred from the Office of Court Administration. Students have
the opportunity to mediate all aspects of divorce, including a couple’s parenting arrangements, child support
questions, asset division, spousal maintenance and tax issues, and will learn to draft separation agreements and do
complete divorce filings.

Family Court Clinic
Students are placed for one-semester with a Family Court judge or with an attorney representing clients in Family

Holocaust Claims Restitution Practicum
The first of its kind at an American law school, this one-semester clinic has students investigate and pursue claims
made by Holocaust survivors and their heirs.

Housing Rights Clinic
Students assist in providing advice to unrepresented litigants in Housing Court and may work with the clinical
supervisor on housing law reform projects, an intensive lawyering experience that includes litigation and public

Human Rights and Genocide Clinic
A one-semester introduction to international human rights litigation and advocacy in coordination with
nongovernmental organizations and United Nations offices here and abroad.

Immigration Justice Clinic
In this year-long clinic students represent immigrants facing deportation in immigration court and in the Second
Circuit Court of Appeals.

Innocence Project
The model for similar programs in law schools around the country, this innovative clinic was founded and
supervised by Prof. Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld.

Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)
A two-week intensive practicum in which second- and third-year students learn and practice litigation skills in a
simulated courtroom experience.

Labor and Employment Law Clinic
Students in this year-long clinic represent clients of various labor and employment law in matters arising under the
wage and hour laws, collective bargaining agreements, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations
Act, and the Unemployment Compensation Law.

Mediation Clinic
The centerpiece of Cardozo's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, this clinic is where students learn to become
problem solvers and develop communication, negotiation, and drafting skills.

Prosecutor Practicum
Students in this full-time internship work as student assistant district attorneys at the Manhattan District
Attorney's Office.

Securities Arbitration Clinic
Students serve as advocates for claimants in securities arbitration and mediation cases.

Tax Clinic
Students have primary responsibility in representing clients with tax controversies.

The Indie Film Clinic
The Indie Film Clinic provides free legal services to qualifying New York filmmakers producing independent,
documentary, and student films.

phone: 212-790-0410

        3. Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP) functions like a law firm that represents Internet, new media,
communications and other tech entrepreneurs and innovators on business and policy advocacy
Capital Defender and Federal Habeas Clinic Students are involved in post-conviction representation of death row
inmates in other states and defendants in New York who have filed federal habeas corpus petitions. The work
consists of filing petitions in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Children's Law Center Clinic provides interdisciplinary representation of children in custody, guardianship,
visitation, domestic violence and related child protective cases in Brooklyn Family and Supreme Court.
Community Development Clinic Students represent community development corporations, cultural institutions,
affordable housing providers and small businesses that serve underrepresented communities.
Consumer Counseling and Bankruptcy Clinic Students counsel clients who are considering bankruptcy proceedings
determine whether bankruptcy or proceeding is most advisable.
Corporate and Real Estate Clinic Students represent the boards of low-income housing cooperatives or community
groups in the purchase of real estate.
Employment Law Clinic Students represent low-income workers who have recently lost their jobs, and are have
difficulty getting unemployment insurance benefits.
Investor Rights Clinic Students counsel and represent clients who have claims against their brokers and broker-
dealers for monetary damages.
The Mediation Clinic Introduces students to the process of mediating disputes as an alternative to either litigation
or continued conflict.
Military Legal Practice Students will represent the government in an array of areas relating to military legal practice
including labor and employment law, defense contracting, medical malpractice, legal assistance of military
members, and family law.                      (718) 780-7994

        4. City University of New York School of Law at Queens College
Community and Economic Development Clinic- The CED Clinic serves low-income and working class communities
that are fighting for social and economic justice. The clinic is designed to help build and expand the capacity of
grassroots organizations to implement community development projects. These projects include creating
neighborhood institutions that provide needed services and opportunities. The clinic also works with more
established nonprofits in expanding and sustaining their social service programs and organizing campaigns.
In the Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC), student defenders represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanors in
the New York City Criminal Court. Student defenders meet their clients at arraignments (the initial court
appearance in New York) and remain as counsel until the charges are resolved. Students perform the full range of
lawyering tasks associated with criminal defense, including interviewing, negotiating, counseling and the full range
of pretrial and trial responsibilities. Clinic clients face a variety of charges, including drug possession, assault, petty
larceny, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. In keeping with the
Clinic’s goal of providing holistic and thorough representation, student defenders represent and assist their clients
in a variety of related contexts.
In the Elder Law Clinic (ELC), interns represent clients and often their families, grappling with a variety of legal
issues and problems related to aging and incapacity. We work primarily in the areas of adult guardianships, estate
and incapacity planning, and government benefits. Interns examine the theory, doctrine and practice of elder law,
and develop the skills necessary to provide high quality representation focused on understanding and responding
to the client’s goals and wishes. Legal interns appear in court on adult guardianship and estate administration
cases, develop expertise in planning and drafting, and work with community groups on legal education and
advocacy activities related to law and aging issues.
Students in the International Women's Human Rights Law Clinic (IWHR) engage in change-lawyering through
litigation and advocacy, locally and globally. In conjunction with women's and LGBTQ advocates, human rights
lawyers, and grass-roots organizations in the United States and abroad, we advocate on behalf of individual clients
and groups in the context of promoting change in both national and international human rights law.
In the Mediation Clinic, students learn professional neutral intervention skills that allow parties to resolve their
disputes. As mediators, students help parties resolve landlord tenant, family, neighbor and employment-related
disputes. Interns work in two-person teams to co-mediate cases under direct faculty supervision and second–seat
faculty in complex cases. Clinic interns study the substantive law in the matters we mediate including contract law,
disability and anti-discrimination law, and court procedures/protocol for dispute resolution. Students also study
mediation and dispute resolution theory from a multi-disciplinary perspective.             Beryl Balustone         (718) 340-4325

        5. Columbia University Law School
In 2006, the Child Advocacy Clinic launched a new project to represent adolescents aging out of foster care or
other institutional settings. Most clients range in age from 16 to 23. Their issues extend across a broad spectrum of
need including: housing and homelessness prevention; teen parenting; health and health benefits; income and
support benefits; education, tuition and financial aid benefits; financial planning; civil rights including LGBTQ
issues; job training and career planning; and domestic violence. As increased attention is being paid to these older
youth by both local and national policy-makers, students have the opportunity to assist individual clients and affect
evolving policies and practices. Paired in teams, students represent clients referred from legal advocacy offices,
foster care agencies and community-based organizations that are helping youth in the transition process.

The New York City metropolitan region and the United States overall present a nearly inexhaustible supply of
environmental troubles. At the urban core and in outlying areas, communities face diverse challenges such as
alarmingly high asthma rates, scarce open-space resources, brownfield redevelopment, and sprawl. Students in
the Environmental Law Clinic represent local, regional, and national environmental and community organizations
working to solve critical environmental challenges facing the metropolitan region.

The Human Rights Clinic exposes students to the practice of law in the international and cross-cultural context of
human rights litigation and advocacy. An intensive critical seminar examines the actors, subjects, and tools of the
human rights movement, as well as critiques coming from left and right. Specifically, the seminar considers the
evolution of the human rights movement, how to locate litigation in human rights work, the difficulties in applying
‘traditional’ human rights methodology beyond the civil and political rights context, the developing human rights
movement in the United States, and economic issues that arise in human rights norms and analysis.

Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration is a clinic that will focus on litigation in federal court and
resolution of claims related to prisoners’ conditions of confinement. Students will visit clients in state and federal
prisons where they will interview, counsel and develop strategies. In collaboration with non-profit organizations
and small civil rights law firms and subject to the law student intern rules, clinic students will litigate issues
identified by the clients. Students will work with clients to develop materials clients can use to prepare internal
prison administrative remedies and to file administrative claims, including claims under the Federal Tort Claims
Act. These materials will be prepared for distribution and will provide the basis for “know your rights” power point
presentations. Although the identification of cases will be done collaboratively with the clients, projects may
include a federal habeas action on behalf of a state prisoner raising an actual innocence claim and a religious
freedom claim on behalf of a federal prisoner. It is anticipated that claims related to medical care and mental
health will become part of the clinic’s docket. An initiative to examine and supplement resources available to
immigration detainees held in the New York area may also be part of the clinic’s work.

The Prisoners and Families Clinic operates at the intersection of the criminal justice and family court/child welfare
systems and engages in both education and advocacy. The clinic informs people in prison about their parental
rights and responsibilities and the ways in which they can advocate effectively for themselves. The clinic also
provides advocacy to people who have been released from prison, as well as their family members, to help them
achieve reunification.

Law in the Digital Age Clinic- Law is a profession that runs on information, and students who understand how to
operate in the information age are in a unique position to develop their talent fully, whether they go on to work in
the private, governmental, or public-interest sectors. That is why leaders of the bar, judges, and the most
prestigious public-interest organizations in New York City turn to students in the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic
for help with pressing challenges. While many law schools now offer law-and-technology courses, Columbia has
pioneered the study of how technology affects the practice of law. Students in the clinic learn contemporary law
practice through hands-on experience using the digital technologies that are reshaping the profession.

Students in the Mediation Clinic have the opportunity to develop skills that are important to effective problem
solving and wise lawyering. In particular, they explore the rapidly developing field of Alternative Dispute
Resolution (ADR) while providing much-needed services to people in conflict.

Students in the Nonprofit Organizations/Small Business clinic provide legal assistance to nonprofit organizations
and small businesses that cannot pay market rates for legal services. The clinic is of special interest to those
interested in community development, in learning to work with organizational clients, and in learning how to
represent clients in transactions. The emphasis is on planning: Students work to understand clients' hopes and
aspirations, help them anticipate and solve problems, and educate them about their responsibilities as heads of
nonprofits or businesses. Interested students can also participate in special projects, such as a clinic-sponsored
conference to identify and address barriers to microenterprise.

                                  Alexandra Carter

        6. Cornell University Law School

The Innocence Clinic at Cornell Law School provides students with an opportunity to obtain practical training in
postconviction criminal defense work by investigating and litigating on behalf of prisoners with claims of actual
innocence. The Clinic’s mission is to investigate New York criminal cases in which there are claims of actual
innocence and fundamental miscarriages of justice and, in appropriate cases, to pursue relief. The Innocence
Clinic responds to an increasing number of exonerations nationwide, filling a long-standing need for pro bono
assistance to wrongfully convicted prisoners in upstate New York.

The Cornell International Human Rights Clinic is devoted to working on a wide array of human rights projects,
ranging from the development of materials for use in training foreign judges to filing briefs before U.S. and
international courts. Clinic participants have filed both party and amicus briefs in U.S. Federal Court of Appeals, the
European Court of Human Rights, U.S. Supreme Court, and have prepared reports for hearings before the Inter-
American Commission on Human Rights.
Welcome to the Cornell University Law School Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic website. We are
one of the only law school clinics in the country that focus exclusively on appellate immigration cases. Under the
supervision of the Clinic Directors, law students represent immigrants fleeing persecution in their appeals before
the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
The Labor Law Clinic provides a unique opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the substantive
law and procedures that govern workers who organize collectively into unions.

The Securities Law Clinic provides students with an opportunity to develop fundamental investigatory and
advocacy skills in the context of the substantive laws governing investments. The Securities Law Clinic fills a need
in the largely rural “Southern Tier” region of upstate New York, where the public does not generally have access to
an extensive private bar with experience in investor rights. A focus of the Securities Law Clinic is representation of
public investors in disputes subject to arbitration at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. As part of its
community outreach, the Securities Law Clinic also provides public education as to investment fraud, with
particular attention to investment schemes targeting the elderly and retirees.

Angela B Cornell               (607) 255-7497

        7. Fordham University School of Law

FORDHAM'S Community Economic Development Clinic represents groups fighting for social justice in low-income
communities and low-wage workforces. As general counsel, the Clinic helps to sustain effective organizations and
build institutions -- childcare centers, health clinics, workers centers, co-ops-- that empower participants while
providing desperately needed services and opportunities. It supports local efforts to shape development, limit
gentrification and win community benefits agreements. It helps small grassroots groups to incorporate, write
bylaws and obtain tax exemption.
IN FORDHAM'S CRIMINAL DEFENSE clinic, students are out front representing clients in Manhattan Criminal Court
and getting a hard look at how the American criminal justice system really works. After three weeks of intensive
preparation, students meet their first client in the holding cell behind the courtroom. Ninety minutes later they
are appearing before a judge arguing for their client's immediate release. Where the case goes from that point is
up to the student.
Family Advocacy Clinic- You will work in conjunction with social work students to interview clients and investigate
claims, review and assess medical, mental health and educational records, interview and prepare physicians,
psychologists and education experts to serve as witnesses for trial, and develop interdisciplinary case strategies to
advance the client’s goals. While this interdisciplinary approach may be standard in a medical setting, it is
pathbreaking in the legal field.
HIGH STAKES AND COMPLEX matters are the day-to-day work of the Federal Litigation Clinic. Students working in
teams of two's and three's represent people accused of serious federal crimes in the United States District Courts
and the United States Courts of Appeal. Each case presents a host of fascinating and complex issues that lack
obvious answers and make "rigor" and "innovation" critical concepts to this clinic. Many Litigation Clinic clients
face the possibility of long prison terms and intense pressure from prosecutors to cooperate. The students and
professor engage in exciting analysis -- often turning the matter upside down, inside out, moving it backward and
forward, and ultimately dissecting and reconstructing it -- to discover the course that best fits the client's goals.

The Social Justice Clinic works on projects that address problems affecting low-income New Yorkers, such as
consumer protection, hunger and access to food, and workers' rights. The Clinic is part of the Law School’s Feerick
Center, which advances social justice through fact-finding, convening meetings, consensus building, and mediation.
Students work with government officials, advocates, and social service providers to determine how best to develop
strategies to address these issues. One recent project involved working with national labor unions and the Catholic
Health Association on issues related to union organizing.

Ian Weinstein                 212.636.7066
        8.   Hofstra University, School of Law

Child Advocacy Clinic

Child Advocacy Clinic students learn the facets of client advocacy through the challenging experience of
representing children in abuse and neglect cases, and special immigrant juvenile matters. Students advocate in
New York City and Nassau Family Courts on behalf of children in cases where the allegations range from physical
and sexual abuse to educational neglect, abandonment and inadequate supervision. In court Clinic students
advocate vigorously for their clients in all aspects of the practice, including picking up cases at arraignment,
advocating at hearings and trials, engaging in motion practice and formulating dispositional plans. Outside of court
students maintain regular contact with their clients, investigate the factual allegations of neglect or abuse involved
on their court cases, formulate realistic and compassionate plans for clients and their families, and work closely
with mental health professionals, caseworkers, teachers and foster parents to ensure their clients’ needs are being

Community & Economic Development Clinic

Students in the Community and Economic Development Clinic provide transactional (non-litigation) assistance to
nonprofits, community-based organizations and micro-enterprises in low-income communities in and around
Nassau County,with a preference for clients that contribute to social and economic justice. Clients include newly-
forming organizations requiring start-up assistance and more mature entities that need help in connection with
the more complex issues arising from organizational success and growth. The Clinic’s work includes: counseling
concerning choice-of-entity decisions, incorporation, application for recognition of tax-exempt status,
drafting/review of contracts, zoning matters, negotiations, support for community organizing, legal research,
community education and other needs of our clients. Students also examine the special ethical issues that are
present in group and entity representation.

Criminal Justice Clinic

Students in the Criminal Justice Clinic represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanors in Nassau County
District Court and Queens County Criminal Court. Clinic interns provide the entire range of legal representation,
from initial interview to sentencing. Court room advocacy includes arraignments, bail arguments, bench
conferences, evidentiary hearings, oral arguments on motions, bench and jury trials, plea dispositions and
sentencings. Lawyering skills practiced outside the court room include interviewing, counseling, fact and crime
scene investigation, negotiation with assistant district attorneys, and researching and drafting pleadings,motions
and other memoranda. Students may also represent clients in related proceedings including parole revocation,
school suspension, and Department of Motor Vehicle hearings where these hearings arise from the facts of the
criminal case. In order to perform their court responsibilities, students must keep Tuesday and Thursday mornings
(9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) free from all other obligations.

Law Reform Advocacy Clinic

In this Clinic, students handle a wide variety of housing, community development, and public interest cases for
low-income individuals and community organizations in areas such as fair housing and exclusionary zoning,
housing rehabilitation, predatory lending, and rent gouging. The Clinic may also work with the other clinical
programs on law reform issues that arise out of their caseloads and affect the community. We will select cases that
will have an impact for low-income individuals on Long Island, especially new immigrants. Each student will have
two or three cases and will prepare and present their cases in state and federal courts, administrative agencies,
and local legislatures.

The course develops lawyering skills in traditional litigation as well as administrative and legislative advocacy. In
their representation of clients in actual cases, students have the opportunity to engage in interviewing and
counseling, fact investigation and analysis, legal and policy analysis, negotiation, strategic-decision-making,
arguments before different forums, and hearings and trials in courts and before administrative and legislative
bodies. Special attention is placed on working with community organizations in developing alternative law reform
strategies to address problems in their neighborhoods.

Mediation Clinic

Students in the Mediation Clinic will serve as mediators in actual cases involving small claims cases and family
court matters, including custody/visitation and PINS cases. Students complete an intensive mediation training
program with a NYS Court Certified Mediation Trainer. Student mediators help parties involved in a conflict to
negotiate and make decisions about the conflict's outcome.The mediations take place either at the Clinic offices or
on-site at a referring court or agency. Under the Clinical Instructor's supervision, students will: screen and develop
cases; interview parties to a dispute and advise them about the mediation process;mediate cases in two-student
teams; and, draft settlement agreements. The mission of the Mediation Clinic is not to train students to be
professional mediators, rather, the mission is to teach them fundamental lawyering skills such as interviewing,
counseling, negotiation, and effective problem solving, all of which are essential to every attorney's work.

Political Asylum Clinic

In the Political Asylum Clinic, students represent political asylum applicants in immigration proceedings before
Asylum Officers, Immigration Judges, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Our clients fled their countries
because of torture or other persecution, based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a
particular social group. If they are granted political asylum, our clients will be able to remain in the United States,
to bring their immediate family here, and one year after winning asylum, to apply for permanent residence. Our
clients’ lives literally depend on the outcome of the asylum case. Students have represented clients from such
countries as Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Trinidad, Albania, Chad, Peru,Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Jamaica,Tibet,
India and Nepal.

Securities Arbitration Clinic

The clinic is a unique opportunity to have a hands-on arbitration and/or mediation experience. Students are
introduced to the fundamental principles of securities arbitration/mediation primarily initiated by or against
investors of modest means before either the New York Stock Exchange or the National Association of Securities
Dealers, now combined into FINRA. Students are also instructed with respect to the principles of securities
regulations relevant to typical investor claims against broker/dealers. Students (in teams of two) are assigned to
cases and serve as advocates for the clients. Such assignments include case intake, case development, research of
legal issues, preparation of arbitration filings and representation of the clients either before the arbitration panel
hearing each claim or at a mediation.

Yishai Boyarin
       9. New York Law School

The Criminal Defense Clinic “CDC” engages students in the actual practice of criminal law under the supervision of
Professor Bress and in conjunction with an experienced Legal Aid Society ("LAS") attorney. Each student is paired
with an LAS attorney and works closely with a faculty supervisor and the assigned LAS attorney on the attorney’s
felony cases at all stages of the criminal process, from arraignment through trial. Students accompany the
attorneys to court, attend and participate in client and witness interviews, conduct investigations, review police
reports and other discovery material, draft motions and memoranda of law, participate in the development of a
case theory and litigation strategy, and second chair hearings and trials. In addition, students represent clients in
misdemeanor cases with the LAS attorney or faculty supervisor present in court.
Elder Law Clinic- Students work on actual cases involving guardianship proceedings. After the guardianship
proceeding is initiated, the court must appoint a "court evaluator" to investigate the case. The evaluator
recommends in writing an appropriate disposition. Under certain circumstances the court may appoint an attorney
to represent the "alleged incapacitated person" (AIP). Students in the Clinic may assist in carrying out the
responsibilities of the court evaluator or the court appointed attorney. Each student works under the direct
supervision of an experienced practicing attorney serving as evaluator or the AIP's attorney.
This is a one semester clinic. Students are assigned readings in mediation and related lawyering skills areas.
Following an intensive thirty-hour training session held at the beginning of the semester, including simulated
mediation exercises, Clinic students conduct actual mediations in the New York Small Claims Court. They also have
the opportunity to observe arbitrations in Small Claims Court and mediations in other contexts. Students must
complete journals on their mediations, have regular tutorial sessions, and meet weekly as a group.
The Civil Rights Clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent low-income clients in a range of civil
rights matters, including employment and housing discrimination, education reform and advocacy on behalf of
juveniles released from detention centers who are facing reintegration and reentry barriers. Working under faculty
supervision, students will be introduced to civil litigation and advocacy and the social context of civil rights
The Criminal Prosecution Clinic (“CPC”) engages students in the prosecution of criminal cases in conjunction with a
local District Attorney’s office and under the supervision of adjunct faculty members who are experienced
prosecutors. Students participate in an intensive training program during the first three weeks of the fall semester,
including (a) a program taught by and at the District Attorney’s office concerning the prosecution function and its
internal policies and procedures, and (b) seminars at NYLS taught by Professor Bress and others concerning the
New York criminal procedure and substantive criminal law, and skills training. Each student will rotate through
several bureaus at the District Attorney’s office, including the Early Case Assessment Bureau (which evaluates new
cases and drafts accusatory instruments), the Criminal Court Bureau (which involves appearances in court at
arraignments and in misdemeanor calendar parts), and possibly the Grand Jury Bureau (which presents cases to
the grand jury).
Chester Hawkins
Administrator of Clinics
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2960
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       10.        New York University School of Law
Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic
This clinic studies public policy advocacy in the context of the Brennan Center's work. Strategies and skills the clinic
focuses on include: conducting policy analysis and research; engaging in coalition building and organizing;
collecting and analyzing opinion data; drafting and negotiating laws and rules; conducting lobbying; developing
public education plans and using media effectively; fundraising; and running a nonprofit organization. All students
will do fieldwork at the Brennan Center, in one of the Center's main program areas: Democracy (campaign finance
reform, elections and voting rights, fair courts, and responsive government) and Justice (access to justice,
economic justice, criminal justice, and liberty and national security).

Civil Rights Clinic
Over a full, intensive year, students in the Civil Rights Clinic handle litigation involving police accountability, most
frequently racial profiling cases but also first amendment and due process in criminal justice and police matters.
The clinic and cases are supervised by Prof. Claudia Angelos of the full-time faculty and Chris Dunn, associate legal
director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. Students
handle their cases out of their offices at the NYCLU, where they act as members of the legal department staff. The
clinic also develops the students’ litigation skills through a seminar program that includes a full trial advocacy
component and that uses the students’ own cases as the basis for their study of litigation and other strategies for
change, and for their critical examination of the institutions that their clients are involved with.

Criminal and Community Defense Clinic
This clinic, taught by Professors Kim Taylor-Thompson and Anthony Thompson, explores the responsibilities and
challenges involved in providing holistic and community-based public defense. The course focuses on individual
representation, examining client-centered advocacy and explores methods for giving clients voice in the criminal
justice system. In addition, it explores the various forms of advocacy available to community-oriented defenders,
such as media advocacy, community advocacy and legislative advocacy. Students will be assigned to work in a
neighborhood-based defender office where they will engage in activities related to the representation of
individuals charged in the criminal justice system. Students will also work closely with defenders and community
activists developing and facilitating their collaborative efforts to exercise greater control over criminal justice
issues as they affect low income and of-color communities.

Employment and Housing Discrimination Clinic
In this clinic, taught by Professor Laura Sager, students represent plaintiffs in state and federal court on claims of
race, sex, national origin and disability discrimination. Students meet with clients, draft pleadings, discovery
requests and motions, take depositions, and appear in court for hearings or trials. They also participate in seminar
discussions of substantive and procedural issues related to the clinic's cases, and in simulation exercises to develop
written and oral litigation skills.

Family Defense Clinic
This clinic works to prevent the unnecessary break-up of indigent families, and to protect the rights of poor
parents to due process and equal treatment by government authorities. Students in the clinic represent parents in
Family Court, handling all aspects of litigation in child abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights
proceedings. Fieldwork includes substantial advocacy in and out of the courtroom, as well as policy projects
designed to reform the foster care and Family Court systems. The clinic includes both law and graduate social work
students and emphasizes the importance of approaching child welfare from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Federal Defender Clinic
In this clinic, students represent indigent misdemeanor defendants in Federal Magistrate Court in the Eastern
District of New York in all stages of the litigation, from arraignment to hearings, pleas, and trials. Additional
fieldwork includes assisting attorneys at the Federal Defenders of New York in the Southern and Eastern Districts
of New York in their representation of indigent felony defendants.

Immigrant Rights Clinic
This clinic provides direct representation to immigrants and community-based organizations through agency and
federal court litigation, legislative advocacy, and community organizing support.

Juvenile Defender Clinic
This clinic represents young persons accused of felony offenses in juvenile delinquency proceedings in the New
York Family Court.

Law, Organizing and Social Change Clinic
This clinic trains law students to perform diverse professional work in the service of a community and its
members. By partnering with Make the Road New York,, a membership organization of
more than 8,500 low-income and recent immigrant New Yorkers, students will learn how: 1) to envision and
implement innovative legal work which supports and sustains a community and its organizing; and 2) to promote
community autonomy and self-determination through grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy and strategic
Michelle Williams
Telephone: (212) 998-6439

         11. Pace University School of Law

The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic intensively immerses students in an environmental law practice
representing public interest groups, primarily the Riverkeeper, Inc. The Riverkeeper's mission is to protect the
waters of the Hudson River system from the Adirondacks to Long Island Sound. The Clinic represents Riverkeeper
in federal and state courts, federal and state administrative proceedings and occasionally in local proceedings.
Clinic students represent Riverkeeper in all of these proceedings. Their efforts have led to precedent setting
decisions by federal courts under both the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Student attorneys enrolled in the Criminal Justice Clinic handle all aspects of the representation, from arraignment
through sentencing, of indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in the Bronx County Criminal Court.
This could include bail applications, factual investigation and discovery, motions and memoranda of law, hearings
on motions, negotiation with the District Attorney, trial and sentencing advocacy, and, if necessary, probation and
parole revocation hearings.

Immigration Clinic- Handling their own cases, students represent indigent people living, working, or detained in
Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster counties who seek regularization of their legal status
through family ties, employment, or pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act and the Anti-Trafficking Act.
Clients are referred by a variety of legal services and immigration assistance providers. Student attorneys engage
in fact-gathering interviews with potential clients, assess clients’ immigration options, develop theories of the case,
and a plan for each legal remedy to be pursued. They research and draft memoranda of law, analyze the need for
expert assistance to substantiate or fortify clients’ claims, and, when appropriate, recruit expert consultants.
Students are also responsible for monitoring a client’s ongoing legal and non-legal needs that may affect the
progress and outcome of the case.

        12.St. John's University School of Law

As a notable new addition to the law school, the Child Advocacy Clinic enthusiastically opened its doors in the fall
of 2005. This one-semester clinic provides students with a unique opportunity to take primary responsibility for
representation of child-clients in a multidisciplinary setting. Students appear in Queens County Family Court as
Law Guardians for children who have been brought before the court because of child abuse and neglect
proceedings, providing an array of in-depth representation from arraignment through final resolution of the case.

The Domestic Violence Clinic is the product of a partnership between St. John's University School of Law and the
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). The Clinic, taught by Adjunct Professors Kim Susser and Lisa Rivera,
provides students with an exciting, well-supervised, hands-on clinical experience. Clinic students, working in pairs,
represent clients in family offense and visitation matters in the Queens and Manhattan family courts. Students
have the opportunity to handle cases from inception to final disposition, including conducting client interviews,
seeking orders of protection, negotiating settlements, making all court appearances, and, where indicated, taking
the case to trial. Clinic students enroll in the domestic violence clinic placement and in a two-credit seminar
component which meets at the law school.

The Immigration Rights Clinic is a two semester clinical program available to second and third year students. St.
John’s University School of Law is partnering with Catholic Charities community services, {Department of}
Immigration Legal services {and Refugee Services}, to give students the opportunity to provide direct
representation to immigrants with a focus on refugees and asylees who are in judicial proceedings. Students will
provide representation in, among other things, asylum cases, cases under the Violence Against Women Act, and
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.

Prosecution Clinic- The issues that students study in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and other criminal justice
courses become real in the Prosecution Clinic. In partnership with the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the
Bronx District Attorney’s Office, the Prosecution Clinic allows students to see the criminal justice system at work –
not just by observing, but by actually prosecuting real cases themselves. Working under the supervision of
Assistant District Attorneys, clinic students handle all aspects of criminal prosecutions, from arraignments to
motions hearings, from trials to appeals. The goals of the clinic are simple: to expose students to the work that
prosecutors do, to give them hands-on experience working as prosecutors, and, most importantly, to make them
think critically about the prosecutor's role in our criminal justice system.

Jennifer Baum

        13. State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

Affordable Housing Clinic- Students work with faculty and other experts to represent nonprofit developers of
affordable housing and to assist in financing the creation of low-income and special-needs housing. UB Law
students have leveraged over $165 million since 1987 funding 2,000 units of affordable housing in Western New
York for low-income families, the elderly, targets of domestic violence, and people with disabilities.
Community Economic Development Clinic- In this clinic, students counsel community organizations and
enterprises, not-for-profit corporations, worker-owned businesses, labor unions, and government agencies in a
wide array of transactional matters.

Environmental Policy Clinic- The Clinic focuses on environmental policy issues that have direct impact upon the
Western New York community – especially the proliferation of hazardous waste and solid waste landfills and
formerly used and heavily polluted defense sites located within the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation's Region 9 (comprised of Niagara, Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties).

Law and Social Work Clinic- Students enrolled in the JD/MSW dual degree program work in legal service agencies,
social service agencies, prosecutor offices, or in the therapeutic courts consistent with their concentration in the
Masters of Social Work Program. Students are also enrolled in the JD/MSW Colloquium to discuss issues and
concerns of being a dual professional.
Mediation Clinic- Working on cases referred by local courts or other mediation agencies, students help resolve
disputes in family law, small claims, and the community. They learn about the dynamics of conflict, the theory and
practice of negotiation, and the practical aspects of conducting an effective mediation proceeding.

William and Mary Foster Elder Law Clinic- Students work in areas relevant to medical care in the context of cases
dealing with health-law issues faced by the elderly.

Women, Children and Social Justice Clinic- Students work in legal service agencies, social service agencies,
prosecutor offices, or legislative offices and participate in a range of legal counseling, advocacy, and research to
address the problems of family violence.

Suzanne Tompkins         (716) 645-2103

        14.Syracuse University College of Law
Childrens Rights and Family Law Clinic- Students represent families and children in federal and state courts and
before administrative agencies and engage in non-litigation legal advocacy and educational outreach. Students
provide services in a variety of areas, including custody and visitation issues, child and spousal support, domestic
violence, matrimonial matters, general and special education issues and other children's rights issues.
Our Community Development Law Clinic (CDLC) is one of the oldest community development law clinics in the
country. It was founded in 1988 and represents not-for-profit organizations involved in improving law income
communities. The caseload also includes representation of low and moderate income individuals starting
businessess and buying homes for the first time. Student attorneys practice transactional law for clients engage in
activities such as the development of affordable housing; creation of business and job development programs;
creation and development of community centers, after-school programs, day care centes, neighborhood advocacy
organizations, disability advocacy organizations, and community development corporations.
The Criminal Defense Clinic, the oldest of our in-house clinics, provides representation to clients charged with
misdemeanors and violations in Syracuse City Court. The students do extensive fact investigation, interviewing,
client counseling and plea negotations, and conduct hearings and trials.
The Disability Rights Clinic assists individuals with disabilities who are denied their rights because of their disability
and groups representing the disabled community who are unable to secure representation elsewhere. The clinic
seeks to represent those who cannot afford private counsel.
The Elder Law Clinic is a general practice on behalf of the elderly. Areas of practice typically include health
insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance), access to medical care, advance directives, social security
issues, consumer law, housing law, and more. Students have substantial opportunities to interview and counsel
clients, conduct fact investigations, grapple with thorny ethical issues unique to elderly clients, and advocate for
clients in a variety of settings, including administrative proceedings. The Elder Law Clinic is part of the Syracuse
Medical Legal Partnership collaborating with geriatricians to better serve our respective, and sometimes joint,
clients and patients.
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic offers legal assistance to lower-income taxpayers who have controversies with
the Internal Revenue Service. The discrepancies may include collection, examination and appeals matters.
Students represent clients in administrative proceedings before the I.R.S., and in judicial proceedings before the
United States Tax Court or Federal District Courts.

        15. Touro College
The Civil Rights Litigation Clinic offers hands-on experience litigating civil rights claims in both state and federal
courts. Since 1989, this clinic has been a leading force in the movement to provide protection and advocacy for
those who have been diagnosed as mentally ill. The clinic represents current and former residents of psychiatric
facilities, enforcing significant constitutional and statutory rights in areas such as forced treatment, abuse and
neglect, unlawful confinement, civil commitment, and discharge planning. Many of the clinic's cases are on the
cutting edge of the law, setting new standards for patients' rights and requiring the broader application of civil
rights laws.

The Elder Law Clinic introduces students to the unique challenges of practicing law on behalf of the elderly, while
also providing training in basic law practice skills. As the elderly population has increased, the field of elder law has
become a growing specialty, demanding more sophisticated expertise to effectively advise and assist clients.

The Family Law Clinic offers students the opportunity to learn family law practice from a variety of perspectives,
including litigation, negotiation, and court proceedings. Working 17 to 20 hours a week under the supervision of
experienced faculty and practitioners, students represent clients in divorce litigation, child support enforcement,
and family offense proceedings.

Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Clinic- The current economic downturn has created deep financial
distress. The loss of jobs, the shrinking of credit, the increasing number of layoffs in both the private and public
sectors, the decline in the housing market and the reduction of business activity has resulted in profound hardship
for large segments of the population. This clinic seeks to assist local residents who are victims of the economic
The Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Clinic is dedicated to assisting community groups and non-profit
organizations. These entities provide a large and important array of services in any community: charitable, civic,
health care, education, children's programs, senior citizens' services, advocacy for disadvantaged groups,
recreational and entertainment projects and much more. Whether long-established or recently formed to address
an emerging problem, both the organizations and their staff and board members need sound legal advice to
function properly, fulfill legal requirements, and carry out their purposes.

Veterans and Service Members Rights Clinic- This clinic honors the sacrifices of the men and women who have
worn the uniforms of the nation’s armed services. It is particularly appropriate and needed on Long Island, which
has one of the largest concentrations of military veterans anywhere in the country. Students, working under the
supervision of an experienced attorney-professor, will spend 12 to 15 hours a week providing legal assistance to
veterans, reserve and active duty military personnel and their families in matters in which military service has
created special benefits or imposed particular burdens. Students counsel and represent clients in areas such as
debt relief; landlord-tenant matters; foreclosure; and reemployment rights after returning from deployment. Clinic
students may also represent current and former servicemembers in military discharge review proceedings and in
obtaining educational, housing and medical benefits.

(631) 761-7080.

North Carolina:
      1. Campbell University - Norman A. Wiggins School of Law

Does not give information on clinics but does offer them to seniors who are in their law program.

      2. Duke University School of Law

People with HIV/AIDS face a variety of legal problems related to their illness. The AIDS Legal Project is the only law
office in North Carolina devoted exclusively to issues important to people with HIV, including Social Security and
private disability, permanency planning for children of HIV-infected parents, end-of-life planning, insurance,
privacy and discrimination. The AIDS Legal Project has helped many clients gain some financial security and the
peace of mind of knowing that their children have been planned for and end-of-life decisions have been made. We
have helped clients fight overt discrimination. We have empowered HIV/AIDS clients and their caregivers by
providing education on a statewide basis.

The Appellate Litigation Clinic allows students to develop litigation skills by preparing and presenting appeals in
appellate courts including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth
Circuit. The courts appoint the supervising professors as counsel of record in appropriate cases filed by parties who
are not represented by counsel. Students review the trial court record for the cases, conduct legal research, draft
and file appellate and reply briefs, prepare the excerpts of record for the court of appeals, prepare for oral
argument, and argue the case, with permission of the court and consent of the client. The clinic provides Duke Law
students an extraordinary opportunity to develop their legal skills at the same time that they provide critical legal
services to people who would otherwise be unrepresented.

The Children's Law Clinic is a community law office that provides free legal advice, advocacy, and legal
representation to low-income children. The clinic is staffed by Duke Law students who bring their compassion,
commitment, and energy to the task of advocating for at-risk children. Since its establishment in 2002, the
Children's Law Clinic has represented hundreds of children from a wide region around Durham.

The Duke Law School Community Enterprise Clinic is a resource for non-profit organizations and low-wealth
entrepreneurs working to improve the quality of life in low-wealth communities through community economic
development ("CED") strategies. We represent a wide range of clients to help them overcome barriers, attract
resources and improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.

A joint project of Duke Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Environmental Law and Policy
Clinic operates as a live client clinic out of offices in the Duke Law School building in Durham, N.C. Students work
under direct supervision of Clinic Director Ryke Longest and Supervising Attorney Michelle Nowlin. Longest worked
for fourteen years as an environmental enforcement attorney for the North Carolina Department of Justice prior to
coming to Duke. Nowlin is a joint-degree graduate from Duke Law School and the Nicholas School, and worked for
the Southern Environmental Law Center in Chapel Hill for 13 years prior to returning to Duke.

Since it was established in 2005 under the direction of Professor Madeline Morris, Duke's Guantanamo Defense
Clinic has played a key role in framing legal challenges to the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and other laws
governing Guantanamo detentions and military commission proceedings. An expert on international criminal law
and the law of war, Morris served as adviser to the chief defense counsel in 2005 and, from 2006 to 2008, as chief
counsel to the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions. Building on her personal involvement
with military commission litigation, Morris has been able to involve students in groundbreaking counterterrorism
litigation and policy development.

Sean Andrussier

      3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

UNC Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic students Paula Kweskin, Taiyyaba Qureshi and Marianne Twu,
highlight the provisions of international treaties and principles relevant to extraordinary rendition, and reveal the
obligations of the United States and North Carolina under these norms. North Carolina has a particular obligation
under these treaties because Aero Contractors, located in North Carolina, was directly involved in the
extraordinary renditions of Binyam Mohamed, Abou Elkassim Britel, Khaled El-Masri and Bisher Al-Rawi. This
involvement calls for accountability by not only the governments and officials of North Carolina complicit in
carrying out extraordinary rendition, but also those who call themselves citizens of Johnston County, North
Carolina, and the world.
The Civil Legal Assistance Clinic is a two-semester clinic in which third-year students represent clients in a various
civil matters related to employment, housing, consumer issues, and other areas of civil rights and poverty law. In
addition to providing direct representation in individual matters, the Civil Clinic participates in complex litigation in
support of broader workers' rights, civil rights, and poverty law advocacy efforts. This has included collaboration
with the UNC Center for Civil Rights, the UNC Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity, the Southern Coalition
for Social Justice, the North Carolina Justice Center, Disability Rights North Carolina, and other national, statewide,
and grassroots partners.

The Juvenile Justice Clinic is a one or two-semester clinic in which third-year law students represent children
accused of crimes. Our cases principally involve the defense of juveniles in delinquency and undisciplined
proceedings in Durham and Orange Counties. In this context, students handle a wide variety of misdemeanor and
felony cases, ranging from disorderly conduct to assault and drug distribution. Students also represent children
alleged to be truant, beyond the disciplinary control of their parents, and runaways.

The Community Development Law Clinic is a two-semester clinic in which third-year students provide corporate
and transactional counsel to North Carolina nonprofit community development organizations. The CDL Clinic aims
to help students develop skills in corporate and transactional law while serving the legal needs of under-resourced
North Carolina communities.


      4. North Carolina Central University School of Law

The Civil Litigation Clinic is deeply committed to preparing students to become highly skilled at the craft of
lawyering in the field of civil litigation. Clinic clients have limited incomes and without assistance by the Civil
Litigation Clinic, most will not have access to legal representation to help solve their legal problem. By affording
clients with legal assistance, students involved in the Civil Litigation Clinic breathes life into our nation’s
commitment to “Equal Justice Under The Law.”

The Criminal Defense Clinic aims to provide quality representation to individuals who are charged with crimes but
cannot afford to hire a private attorney. Students help to relieve public defenders from some of their tremendous
caseloads. At the same time, students gain valuable courtroom experience and practical skills essential to a
successful criminal practice after law school. Criminal district court is our classroom.

The Small Business and Community Development Clinic (Small Business Clinic) was established in the spring of
2001. The goal of the Small Business Clinic is to sensitize law students to the need for approaching the
representation of small businesses with a broad focus. The Small Business Clinic is a one-semester program that
allows students to work with small businesses located primarily in the Triangle area though businesses in other
areas of North Carolina are more than welcome to seek assistance. In conjunction with a classroom component,
which focuses on small business law and regulations, students are paired with at least two clients during the
semester. Students generally work on two or three issues per client.

Formed in 1996, the Family Law Clinic stresses the importance of a holistic approach to the practice of family law.
Many times, clients face a multitude of problems and their legal issues may be the most minor of them all. As a
result, students are trained to identify potential social or mental health issues and address them by referring
clients to appropriate community resources.
The Juvenile Law Clinic is a one-semester program, offered in both the fall and the spring. Students represent
clients in juvenile delinquency cases and long-term suspension administrative hearings. Students represent
juveniles on reviews, misdemeanors, and felonies in the Durham County court system, and youths facing long-term
suspension in Durham and Wake Public Schools.

The Pro Bono Clinic is a one-semester, one credit-hour externship that offers second and third year students an
introduction to the world of public interest lawyering. Students in the Clinic complete a 45-hour placement with a
public interest law organization arranged and monitored by the course instructor, with a private attorney handling
a pro bono case, or with a pro bono project or placement developed by the student with instructor approval.

The Veterans Law Clinic opened its doors in January 2007. The response to this clinic has been outstanding
statewide, and the purpose and benefits of a Veterans Law Clinic located in a state with such a large veteran and
military personnel population, and in close proximity to a major veterans hospital, is obvious. The Veterans Law
Clinic is handling all types of claims at all stages of the VA claims adjudication process including judicial review.
Under extensive supervision, law students assist veteran's and their families with the complexities and technical
aspects of filing their claims with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Offices nationwide,
the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

      5. Wake Forest University School of Law

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic represents low-income clients in all sorts of appeals, both civil and criminal, and in a
variety of appellate courts, including the Fourth Circuit and the Seventh Circuit. Working in pairs, students handle
an actual appeal from start to finish, with advice and assistance from their professor, who is counsel of record.
Students also travel to Washington, D.C., to observe arguments at the United States Supreme Court.

The Child Advocacy Clinic focuses on the representation of children in three settings: deciding the custody of
children in high conflict cases, deciding the custody of children in civil domestic violence actions, and representing
children of indigent parents in issues involving the public school system. Students study the various models for
representing children – as lawyer advocate, as lawyer guardian ad litem, and as non-lawyer guardian ad litem –
and analyze the ethical issues raised in the various settings. Students also study the procedural and substantive law
involved in deciding the custody issue in both the family law and the domestic violence settings and in
representing children in the educational setting.

The Community Law & Business Clinic is a new clinical education program within the Wake Forest University
School of Law which will launch during the spring 2009 semester. CL&BC will provide law and graduate business
students with an opportunity to develop skills needed to practice in the increasingly complex legal and regulatory
environment they will encounter as professionals. In addition, CL&BC will bring the resources and expertise of
Wake Forest University to enhance community development efforts in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and

Responding to the rapid growth of elder law practice, Wake Forest’s School of Law and School of Medicine have
created the Elder Law Clinic, a unique service that exposes students to both the legal issues and medical aspects of
this practice area.

The Innocence & Justice Clinic is a new clinical offering at Wake Forest University School of Law that commenced
in Spring 2009. The I & J Clinic has its origins in the Innocence Project where Wake Forest student volunteers
reviewed and investigated claims of innocence to determine whether DNA evidence existed that could exonerate
inmates. The I & J Clinic expanded the mission of the Innocence Project by providing students with the opportunity
to review and investigate all types of innocence claims and pursue litigation when appropriate.

      6. Elon University

Elon University School of Law established the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic in December of 2010, allowing
students under the supervision of law faculty to provide free legal services to low-income refugees and asylum
seekers in North Carolina. The clinic began operations in January of 2011 and is the third clinic operated by Elon's
law school.
The Elon Law Juvenile Justice Intervention and Mediation Clinic offers law students the opportunity to gain real
world mediation skills by providing victim-offender mediation in juvenile cases referred to the clinic by judges,
district attorneys, school systems, and others. The clinic introduces students to the principles of restorative justice,
which seeks to involve victims of crime in the juvenile justice system, encourage offenders to accept responsibility
for their acts, and repair harms resulting from the criminal offense.

Elon Law’s In-House Wills Clinic gives students the opportunity to represent low-income homeowners referred by
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro. Students interview clients, draft documents to meet the needs of
clients, conference with clients to explain and review documents, and oversee the self-proving signing protocol for
those documents.

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      1. University of North Dakota School of Law
In the Housing and Employment Law Clinic, UND law students develop fundamental lawyering skills and values by
engaging in legal advocacy on behalf of persons who otherwise would be unable to obtain legal representation.
Law Clinic students contribute to improving access to justice by providing lower income persons with the means to
enforce existing legal rights and by promoting community-wide understanding of the laws protecting the rights of
tenants and employees.

Margaret Moore Jackson       (701) 777-2932

     1. University of Akron School of Law
The Civil Litigation Clinic assists low-income clients who are experiencing housing problems. Cases are referred to
the clinic from Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Trial Litigation Clinic- Prepare for all stages of in-court client representation in misdemeanor cases. Participate in
court appearances in local municipal courts (available to third-year students
Prisoner Legal Assistance Clinic- Under the direction of staff attorneys, provide general legal information on
criminal and civil problems.

Jail Inmate Assistance Legal Clinic- Participate in the only student-supervised project of its kind in Ohio, under the
direction of staff attorneys, travel to local county jails.

Dean Carro

    2. Capital University Law School

Capital University Law School’s Legal Clinic provides no-cost legal services to a variety of individuals who would
otherwise be unable to afford legal representation. The Clinic also provides students with the opportunity to
develop and enhance their client counseling skills and professional ethics by representing indigent clients under
the careful supervision of law professors and staff attorneys.

Mediation clinic is a clinical experience for students who have completed the Mediation class. Students will
mediate disputes in a variety of settings including Small Claims Court and the Municipal Court. Additionally,
students will mediate disputes referred directly to the clinic. Students must have completed the first year evening
courses and Mediation before enrolling in this 3 credit-hour clinic.              614-221-0944.

    3. Case Western Reserve University School of Law

The Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center is an in-house, real-client clinic which provides legal services to members of
the community unable to afford legal counsel. In our Clinic, third-year students act as the primary legal counsel for
our clients from start to finish. We currently offer a year-long Civil Litigation Clinic, Community Development
Clinic, Criminal Justice Clinic and Health Law Clinic. Nearly one third of all third year students complete a clinic
course. The Clinic Center is where students put their lawyering skills to work representing real clients in civil,
criminal, and transactional matters. With close assistance from faculty members, a student in one of the civil clinics
may incorporate a nonprofit institution, help a homeowner sue for predatory lending practices, or obtain disability
benefits for a client. In the criminal clinic, students represent indigent defendants charged in misdemeanor and
serious felony matters and in a special project prosecute Domestic Violence, Menacing and Stalking cases in a local
suburban court.            216.368.2766

    4. University of Cincinnati School of Law

The University of Cincinnati College of Law announced the opening of its Entrepreneurship and Community
Development Clinic in January 2011 and is now accepting clients. At the ECDC, third year law students will obtain
“hands on” experience representing local small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on transactional legal
issues critical to their success. Such services include assistance and counseling on entity selection and formation;
regulatory compliance and licensing; trademark and copyright protection; lease review and negotiation; contract
preparation, review, and negotiation; as well as any other legal issues confronting a small business.


     5. Cleveland State University Cleveland - Marshall College of Law

The Community Health Advocacy Law Clinic offers students the opportunity to provide representation to real
clients who are patients at one of four MetroHealth outpatient hospitals. The goals of the Community Health
Advocacy Law Clinic are to improve the legal skills of students and to address the unmet legal issues of the poor.
Students, under the supervision of clinical faculty, will work with doctors, nurses, social workers and Legal Aid
lawyers to address the legal issues of people seeking medical treatment. Patient/clients will be low-income, and
often one of the following: children, first generation Americans, people recently released from incarceration,
Spanish speaking, or the elderly. Any area of law could be handled by students, but the following are the most
common: special education law, housing law, public benefits law, employment law, juvenile law, and family law.

The Employment Law Clinic provides students the opportunity to represent clients in employment cases filed in
federal and state courts and agencies. Students participate at all stages of representation from client interviewing
through settlement, trial and appeal. Clinic students receive instruction on various aspects of federal and state
administrative and courtroom proceedings stemming from employment claims.

The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic gives law students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of
environmental law to real world problems involving such issues as pollution abatement, storm water regulations,
brownfields development, land use and development, etc. The Clinic undertakes projects for local
environmentally-focused non-governmental organizations. Clinic projects are usually carried out in teams of two
students. The students meet and work regularly with the Clinic Director, clients, and in some cases representatives
of federal, state, or local government. For recent projects, students have also had direct contact with the
representatives of administrative agencies and members of the local business community. These meetings provide
students with opportunities to interact, as lawyers, with clients and others, while working on actual environmental
legal problems.

The Fair Housing Law Clinic, which is offered in conjunction with the Housing Advocates, Inc. (HAI), a fair housing
agency and public-interest law firm. See, offers law students the chance to work
on the fair housing cases of real clients. Students in the Clinic have the opportunity to work on a variety of aspects
of the legal process. These include client intakes, legal research, and the drafting of legal briefs and memoranda.
Clinic students also attend legal proceedings such as depositions, Ohio Civil Rights Commission hearings, pretrial
and trials.

The Law and Public Policy Clinic provides students with an opportunity to work for clients such as state and local
government, community-based groups, and not for profit agencies on problems involving law and public policy.
Clinic projects have included (client in parentheses): a study of "ethics in government" legislation in various states
and recommendations for changes in Ohio law (Ohio Ethics Commission); a study of policy alternatives for
abatement of lead paint in residential housing (City of Cleveland Health Department); analyses of affirmative
action government contracting programs (Cuyahoga County and Lorain County); and, most recently, an evaluation
of options for addressing the problem of vacant and abandoned properties in urban areas for a non-profit
advocacy group (Rebuild Ohio).

The Urban Development Law Clinic (UDLC) is a law practice in which students may enroll after completing about
one-half of the course work required for graduation. This clinical practice serves nonprofit community
development corporations in Cleveland whose mission involves community economic development, production
and management of affordable housing and an array of creative programs to build and sustain healthy urban

    6. University of Dayton School of Law

Our Law Clinic provides the invaluable opportunity to work with real clients, attorneys, and judges.

You will be paired with another student and supervised by a clinical professor as you represent actual
clients. You are responsible for all aspects of the client's defense, including:

Client interview and counseling
Court pre-trial conferences
Fact discovery and pre-trial motions
Plea negotiations and trial

The clinic provides services to indigent clients accused of misdemeanors in Dayton Municipal
Court. Generally, clients are accused of offenses like assault, prostitution, theft, criminal
damaging, and drug possession.

When participating in the Law Clinic, you may expect to:

Acquire a limited license to participate
Handle three to four cases during the semester
Devote substantial time to the program: attend two 90-minute classes per week and schedule at
least 6 clinic hours per week
Attend irregularly scheduled court events: client and witness conferences and orientation
sessions with Dayton Municipal Court and the Public Defender's Office
Actively participate in the class component
Explore ethical and practical criminal defense issues through lecture and simulations
Develop effective representation skills
Present your assigned cases in class for review and input from fellow participants

Phone: 937-229-1000                E-mail:
     7. Ohio Northern University College of Law

The representation of clients in civil litigation matters such as family law, social security disability, and
other general civil litigation matters at the ONU Legal Clinic in Lima, Ohio, under the supervision of a
licensed staff attorney. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 58 hours of law college credit and an intern
certificate from the Supreme Court of Ohio. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAW 1248 (Civil Practice: an
Brian Ward          Email:

     8. Ohio State University College of Law
The Civil Law Clinic is a clinic course in which law students represent clients in pending civil cases, learning how to
competently and professionally represent clients in civil matters through both live-client representation and
extensive simulations.

The Criminal Defense Clinic assigns students to represent adult defendants in misdemeanor cases pending in
central Ohio courts. It is team-taught by two members of the clinic faculty and includes two class meetings per

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic (EBLC) was created to serve
start-up and emerging businesses that need transactional legal assistance. The clinic will begin operation in January
2012. The College’s seventh clinic, EBLC will benefit students by providing them the opportunity to represent
entrepreneurs and their businesses while simultaneously supporting and furthering Ohio’s mission of sustained
economic growth

Ensuring that children and their rights are taken seriously, the Justice for Children Clinic provides students with the
opportunity to represent children in a variety of legal proceedings. The cases may include abuse and neglect,
delinquency, status offense, custody, and termination of parental rights cases pending in various courts

The Moritz Legislation Clinic provides a front-row view of the legislative process in the Buckeye State as students
work directly with legislative leaders and their staffs on matters pending or anticipated to arise before the Ohio
House and Senate.

Team-taught by two members of the clinic faculty, the course meets twice a week. The classroom component
focuses on the Ohio legislative process and on state constitutional law as it affects the relationship between Ohio
courts and the legislature

To be an effective lawyer today, it is vital to be well versed in dispute resolution processes other than litigation.
Most cases do not even see the inside of the courtroom. More and more disputes are being resolved through the
use of mediation, in which a neutral third party assists disputants in their pursuit of a just outcome.

Moritz’s mediation clinic, which began in 19??, is one of the oldest and most renowned law school clinics. Through
classroom lectures, discussions, and exercises, and live clinical experiences, students in the Mediation Practicum
and the Multiparty Mediation Practicum learn how to become effective mediators, while also studying key issues
involving methods, different types of mediation, and the state of the law and mediation

The Prosecution Clinic provides students with the exciting opportunity to represent the state of Ohio in the
prosecution of criminal law cases. Students take responsibility for prosecuting a wide range of criminal cases, from
theft and drunk driving to drug possession and domestic violence.

Students handle their own cases, interviewing victims and other witnesses, negotiating plea bargains with defense
attorneys, and conducting hearings and jury trials. In classroom work, students learn basic litigation skills through
intensive simulations and also discuss prosecutorial discretion, ethics, sentencing policy, and other aspects of the
criminal justice system. The clinic works with the Delaware City Prosecutor's office, which handles most
misdemeanors committed in Delaware County.              (614) 292-1763

    9. University of Toledo College of Law

The Legal Clinic is a one semester, two to seven (2-7) credit hour course in which student interns provide direct
legal representation, under the supervision of clinical faculty, to clients within the community who cannot afford
to hire private legal counsel. The legal clinic combines a structured classroom curriculum with individualized
instruction and collaborative learning opportunities to prepare interns to competently represent their clients,
grapple with complex ethical issues, critically examine the law and the legal profession, and advance the social
justice mission of the law school.

The Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law Clinic deals with a variety of legal and policy issues affecting survivors of
domestic violence, including representation to obtain protection orders, dissolution of marriage and attendant
issues of custody and support. The Clinic also handles juvenile law matters including parentage, parental rights,
and adoptions. Admission is by the permission of the instructor. It is recommended, but not required, that
students complete at least 59 credit hours and apply for certification as legal interns under Rule II of the Ohio
Supreme Court Rules for the Governance of the Bar.

The Dispute Resolution Clinic offers students a unique blend of both an in-house clinic and an external placement.
Students serve as volunteer mediators in a variety of settings including the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center
and Toledo Municipal Court. Students mediate cases involving unruly and delinquent youth and small claims
matters such as, consumer complaints, landlord and tenant disputes, automobile accidents, and minor criminal
matters. In addition, students in the Clinic now offer mediation services “in-house” to the University of Toledo

The Public Service Externship Clinic has several purposes: to enhance students' ability to learn from their
experiences, to train students in lawyering skills; to give students greater insight into the workings of the legal
system; and to foster in students a sense of professional responsibility. Under the guidance of a supervising
attorney or judge, student externs perform a variety of challenging tasks. Feedback from supervisors concerning
these tasks creates the ideal environment for developing self-directed learning skills. Externship faculty members
regularly meet or correspond with externs, reviewing their work and what they are learning.

Robert Salem
    1. University of Oklahoma College of Law
  The Civil Clinic offers law students the opportunity to handle a mixed caseload of family law, public benefits
  and general civil cases. Our goal is to ensure that all students have a range of cases that allows them
  sufficient time to provide their clients vigorous, competent representation, while gaining experience in all
  aspects of civil law practice. The students assume responsibility for every aspect of the case, including
  interviewing, investigating, negotiating, litigating motions, and conducting the trial. Individualized
  instruction, regular meetings between supervisors and students, and critical feedback are essential features
  of this Clinic.

  The Criminal Defense Clinic provides law students the opportunity to represent indigent defendants
  charged with municipal, misdemeanor and felony offenses in Cleveland or McClain County. Each student
  handles a mixed caseload of felony, misdemeanor and municipal cases. Our goal is to ensure that all
  students have a range of cases that allows them sufficient time to provide their clients a vigorous,
  competent defense and also to receive a quality educational experience. The students assume
  responsibility for every aspect of the case, including interviewing, investigating, negotiating, litigating
  motions, and conducting the trial. Individualized instruction, regular meetings between supervisors and
  students, and critical feedback are essential features of the Criminal Defense Clinic.

  The Judicial Clinic Program is currently under review.
  Member countries of the United Nations are required to submit reports to the U.N. Human Rights Council
  about the status of human rights in their countries. Focusing on indigenous populations, students in the
  International Human Rights Clinic research and investigate issues that have an impact on indigenous
  populations in selected countries. Such issues include property rights and regulation of natural resource
  development; environmental protection; access to education opportunities and medical care; and
  protection of civil and political rights. Using treaties and international law as a foundation, students work
  collaboratively in conducting the research, utilizing a variety of resources. Their work culminates in the
  submission of a report to the council at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The students also present
  their research and conclusions before a university audience.

  Phone: (405) 325-3702

    2. Oklahoma City University School of Law

Through direct representation of clients, under the supervision of a clinical professor, students will gain skills
training, a deeper understanding of a specialized area of substantive law, insight into the operation of legal
institutions, and real-life confrontation with issues of legal ethics and professional responsibility. In addition to
providing educational opportunities, the Immigration Law Clinic provides a public service to a large, underserved
immigration population in Oklahoma City by providing legal representation on a variety of immigration issues.

The Jodi G. Marquette American Indian Wills Clinic at OCU LAW is accepting clients for estate planning
services.Through this new clinic, OCU LAW students working under the supervision of a licensed attorney will
provide wills drafting services to American Indians who own an interest in Indian land in Oklahoma. These services
will be provided free of charge, thanks to a generous anonymous donation of $250,000 to further the work of the
    Native American Legal Resource Center’s Wills Services Project, which received its initial funding from the
    Oklahoma Bar Foundation.

    With an anticipated start date in 2011, the Oklahoma Innocence Clinic at OCU LAW will be a unique project in our
    state to identify and rectify convictions of innocent people in Oklahoma who have been wrongfully imprisoned, or
    who are on death row.


        3. University of Tulsa College of Law
    Students at Boesche Legal Clinic represent the legally underserved in the Tulsa area. Students make a difference in
    the lives of others, while gaining invaluable legal experience. Through the Clinic, students develop fundamental
    professional skills, such as interviewing and counseling clients, negotiating with other attorneys, case planning,
    conducting factual investigations, drafting documents, examining and preparing witnesses, providing written and
    oral advocacy, and conducting community education workshops.

    Boesche Legal Clinic

    College of Law

    407 South Florence Avenue

    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

    PH: (918) 631-5799
    FAX: (918) 631-5798

       1. Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law
    The Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic provides low- income taxpayers with free legal representation in Federal tax matters.
    Clients are represented by Law School student interns who are trained and directly supervised by the Tax Program
    Director who has 27 years of experience as an attorney with the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service

    Animal Law Clinic

    As the only animal law clinic in the country, the Center for Animal Law Studies’ Animal Law Clinic focuses on
    matters of national and international importance in addition to maintaining connections and working in the local
    community. Students in the Animal Law Clinic conduct research, represent clients, work on clinic projects, and
    work with attorneys outside the clinic to develop the field of animal law and encourage consideration of the
    interests of animals in legal decision making. Their work includes: research, transactional work, litigation, and
    strategic planning. Where possible, students also shadow local lawyers, work with lawyer practitioners around the
    country, observe legal proceedings, and conduct field work to better understand the problems facing animals.

     Visit the Animal Law Clinic’s Web Page.
      Visit the Center for Animal Law Studies’ Web Page.

    Business Law Practicum:
    Community Development & Nonprofit Law

    Under the direction of experienced and highly skilled attorneys, students will assist clients with a multitude of
    business transactions, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, structuring revenue-generating business
    ventures, lease agreements, employment policies, and more. Students will have the opportunity to participate in
    client counseling sessions, negotiations, and drafting business and legal documents. Clinic students represent
    clients in matters of:

      Corporate Law
      Real Estate
      Employment
      Finance and Asset Management

    Find out more about the Business Law Practicum.

    Environmental Clinic: PEAC

    The Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (PEAC), founded in 1996, is the environmental law clinic at Lewis &
    Clark Law School. PEAC’s goals are to advance efforts to protect the environment by serving as a resource for
    public interest organizations that need legal representation and to train and educate law students through direct
    involvement in complex environmental and natural resource issues. PEAC provides rewarding clinical experience
    for students interested in environmental law who wish to develop their litigation, negotiation, and advocacy skills.
    Visit PEAC online.

    International Environmental Law Project

    The International Environmental Law Project is an on-campus clinic that gives law students the opportunity to
    work on a range of real-life global environmental issues under the supervision of an experienced international
    environmental lawyer. Past student work has focused on trade and environmental issues, as well as protection of
    threatened and endangered species. Students also help public interest environmental lawyers in developing
    countries create new law or strengthen existing law by providing legal memoranda on international and domestic
    legal issues. Visit IELP online.

    Legal Clinic

    The Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic is a civil practice clinic for the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College,
    providing students with practical “hands-on” experience in developing lawyering skills.

    Student participants assist in the representation of clients and learn the basic lawyering skills of client counseling;
    fact investigation; problem solving; drafting documents; negotiating; office practice; and administrative, trial, and
    appellate advocacy. The Clinic accepts for representation only those cases which maximize the students’
    opportunities to learn and develop practical lawyering skills. All students act under the direct supervision of the
    clinical faculty, all of whom are attorneys.

    The Clinic generally represents low-income individuals experiencing a variety of civil and administrative law
    problems. These legal problems include, but are not limited to:
      Residential evictions
      Chapter 7 bankruptcy
      Child support modifications
      Domestic violence cases
      Tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service

    Visit the Legal Clinic’s Web site.

    Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

    The law school’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic gives students the opportunity to represent taxpayers of lesser
    means in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, including audits and appeals before that agency, and
    trials and hearings before the U.S. Tax Court. Student participants work under the supervision of an experienced
    tax attorney who is a full-time member of the law school faculty. The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic accepts for
    representation only those cases that maximize the student’s opportunities to learn and develop practical lawyering
    skills. The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic is part of the Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic.

    Find out more about the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.

    National Crime Victim Law Institute

    Established in 2000, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is committed to the enforcement and
    protection of victims’ rights in the criminal justice system. It is the only organization of its kind in the United States.

    NCVLI’s Crime Victim Litigation Clinic offers students the opportunity to work closely with attorneys on a wide
    range of victims’ rights related issues. Clinic students will learn both practical and theoretical approaches to the
    assertion and enforcement of victims’ rights within the criminal justice system. They will provide technical support
    to victims’ rights attorneys and advocacy organizations through legal writing and research, as well as participate in
    the drafting of amicus curiae briefs. Go to the NCVLI Web site.

    Small Business Legal Clinic

    Law students, working under the direction of an experienced, licensed attorney, represent small and emerging
    businesses in transactional (not litigation) matters.

    Clinic Services Include:

      Choice of entity and entity creation
      Contract review and drafting
      Debt problems
      Business financing
      Compliance with consumer, licensing and regulatory issues
      Copyright and trademark creation           503-768-6600
   2. University of Oregon School of Law
Mediation Clinic. After mediation training, students spend one morning each week working in a local small claims
court, helping disputants to search for nonlitigation solutions to their problems.

Probate Mediation Clinic. After completing both basic mediation training and a specialized probate mediation
training, students enrolled in the clinic will first observe and then co-mediate cases with experienced mediators.
The cases are evaluated and assigned by Judge Holland in the Lane County Circuit Court. Cases involve issues in
estate law, as well as adult guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.

Small Business Clinic provides third-year law students with the opportunity to work with clients under the direct
supervision of a practicing Oregon attorney. Clients of the Small Business Clinic can expect to receive top-quality
legal services in an educational environment designed to provide students with the skills necessary to excel in the
practice of law.

Civil Practice Clinic and Advanced Civil Practice Clinic. Students represent low-income clients through Lane County
Legal Aid. Cases may result in a court appearance or contested case hearing, often involving social security,
welfare, food stamp, public housing, or unemployment benefits.

Criminal Defense Clinic. Students conduct client and witness interviews and investigations and help defend clients
in a wide range of misdemeanor prosecutions in Oregon Circuit Court through Public Defender Services of Lane

Prosecution Clinic and Advanced Prosecution Clinic. Students are assigned to one of several local prosecutors'
offices, where they prepare and try minor criminal cases under the supervision of an attorney. Students may assist
senior prosecutors on felony cases. The classroom component consists of weekly two- to three-hour discussions of
the roles of participants in the criminal justice system through the various stages of the criminal process.

Environmental Law Clinic and Advanced Environmental Law Clinic. Working with the Western Environmental Law
Center, students are advancing theories never before litigated in any American court. The emphasis is on
intellectually challenging and creative work. The Environmental Law Clinic is open to some second-year students.
All other clinics are open to third-year students only. Every qualified student who applies has an equal chance to
participate through a lottery during the spring of second year.

Domestic Violence Clinic and Advanced Domestic Violence Clinic. Students work with Lane County Domestic
Violence Clinic attorneys and client advocates to represent victims of domestic violence and stalking in contested
protective order hearings.

541) 346-3852        Joan Rocklin

   3. Willamette University College of Law

International Human Rights Clinic
The International Human Rights Clinic enables students to represent clients in a variety of dynamic cases and
projects that incorporate international human rights law, such as customary international law or treaty law, or are
before international human rights bodies.
Sustainability Law Clinic
The Sustainability Law Clinic provides students with an opportunity to work on emerging issues at the intersection
of environmental law and policy and civil rights law. With a focus on environmental justice issues, clinical law
students approach case work from a client empowerment perspective.

Trusts and Estates Clinic
Students enrolled in the Trusts and Estates Clinic represent clients who need non-tax estate planning. Most clinic
clients, whether single or married, have children who are too young to manage property themselves. Other clients
have adult children, are childless, or are terminally ill or elderly.

Business Law Clinic

Child and Family Advocacy Clinic

Law and Government Clinic

Warren H Binford    

    1. Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

The Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic is an issues oriented clinic that provides free services to individuals
in art, sports, and entertainment fields. Services include providing educational information and, when appropriate,
legal representation.

Launched in 2008, the Center for Immigrants’ Rights is an immigration clinic where students work on innovative
advocacy and policy projects relating to U.S. immigration primarily through representation of immigration
organizations. Over the past two years, students at the Center have produced policy-oriented white papers of
national impact, prepared practitioner toolkits on substantive areas of immigration law, and assisted with
individual casework for detained immigrants, among other projects.

The Children's Advocacy Clinic (CAC) is an innovative multidisciplinary clinical setting in which law students and
graduate social work students represent children in the legal system. The clinic provides students with the
opportunity to gain valuable hands-on training serving children and advocating for policy issues related to children
in the welfare system. Under the supervision of Clinical Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh, law students represent
children who are abused and/or neglected as well as those involved in other civil court actions such as adoption,
domestic violence, and custody matters. Penn State University President Graham B. Spanier recently recounted
the work of the Children's Advocacy Clinic in his 2007 State of the University Address.

The Civil Rights Appellate Clinic provides intensive training in appellate advocacy by involving students in
noncriminal civil rights cases before the state appellate courts, federal courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme
Court. Students conduct research, draft briefs, assist in case selection, develop substantive legal positions, and
plan appellate strategy. As this is a new clinical offering, an initial focus will be on amicus briefs; however, the
driving decision for case selection will be which cases during any particular clinic sessions offer the best
pedagogical value.
The Disability Law Clinic, established in 1985, offers free legal services to Cumberland and Perry County residents
with disability-related problems. Qualified law students provide legal services in areas such as:

        Supplemental Security Income claims (SSI)
        Handicap discrimination
        Americans with Disabilities Act claims
        Special education problems
        Social Security Disability claims
        Other disability matters

         Robert Raines

    2. Duquesne University School of Law

Students in the Bill of Rights Clinic (CBR) are trained in case intake and interviewing, client counseling, fact
investigation, case analysis, negotiation, research, drafting of memos and other pleadings and documents. Cases
are selected from a broad range of potential referral sources.

Students in the Civil & Family Justice Clinic represent clients involved in general civil and family law matters
through placements at the following offices:

        Neighborhood Legal Services
        KidsVoice
        The Allegheny County Bar Foundation’s Parent Advocates Project
        The Allegheny County Law Department
        Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Pro Se Motions Project

The Community Enterprise Clinic is a transactional clinic that provides legal counseling and
representation to non-profit groups and organizations that are committed to effecting change through
economic and community development in distressed communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

This Criminal Advocacy Clinic provides students with an opportunity to assist in the representation of
criminal defendants with the Allegheny County Office of Conflicts Counsel. Typical assignments include client
interviews, jail visits, case planning, preparation of pleadings and representation of clients at preliminary
hearings. Students are expected to demonstrate a strong aptitude for criminal law and a commitment to
public service.

The Urban Development Clinic provides a broad range of legal services associated with the real estate
development occurring in several of the distressed communities in Greater Pittsburgh. Services provided by
student attorneys include general real estate matters, title searches, negotiation and drafting of
development agreements, preparation of land use cases, appellate land use practice, and attending and
participating in public meetings and hearings. Some of the unique topics addresses through the work with
clinic clients include: conservation easements, land acquisition, zoning issues, and “greening initiatives.”

    3. University of Pennsylvania Law School
Civil Practice Clinic
Certified by state and federal courts to represent indigent clients in a broad range of civil litigation, students
interview clients, draft legal pleadings, engage in client counseling and negotiation with opposing parties, and
serve as trial counsel in court and administrative proceedings.

Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic (forthcoming)
Students gain valuable insights and professional experience in the real world of IP and technology law and

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
Students provide direct representation to entrepreneurs, businesses, and social entrepreneurs from
underserved communities on matters such as business structuring, contract drafting and review, intellectual
property, managing employees, negotiating, asset acquisitions and dispositions, business strategy, and
regulatory requirements.

Mediation Clinic
Students learn about conflict resolution, creative problem solving, and mediation theory, and then serve as
court- or agency-approved mediators in a broad range of court, agency, neighborhood, and campus disputes.

Legislative Clinic
After studying legislative process, statutory drafting, and legislative advocacy, students work on pending
legislation and public policy issues at the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania state

Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic
Students team with medical, nursing, and social policy and practice students to represent vulnerable children
in court hearings, participate in developing a plan to serve the child’s best interest, and work with parents,
counsel, and relevant agencies.

Supreme Court Clinic
The only clinic that continues for a full academic year, students work on real Supreme Court cases, including
conducting research, writing briefs and participating in moot court rehearsals that are held prior to oral
arguments at One First Street.

Transnational Legal Clinic
Students work with clients across cultures, languages, borders and legal systems in asylum and other
immigration cases. Students also engage in human rights advocacy through litigation, legislative and policy
initiatives, community organizing and other written and visual legal advocacy tools.
Criminal Defense Clinic
Students get firsthand criminal defense experience trying misdemeanor and felony cases in the Philadelphia
Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia Municipal Court under the supervision of experienced attorneys
from the Defender Association of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s leading public defender organizations.


    4. University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Taxpayer Clinic provides opportunities to gain practical lawyering skills while representing low-income taxpayers
before the Internal Revenue Service.

In the Elder Law Clinic, students represent low-income older adults and/or their family members in a variety of
legal matters.

Working largely in the areas of water quality, water rights, mining, solid waste disposal, and land use, the
Environmental Law Clinic represents low-income clients in matters ranging from legislative drafting to litigation to
client counseling.

The Family Law Clinic assists indigent pro se litigants with family-law issues primarily involving custody, child
support, and paternity, as well as secondary family-law issues.

The Health Law Clinic serves low-income individuals with health-related legal problems, including ones that
prevent them from working and/or result in their losing access to health care.

Students in the Immigration Law Clinic represent immigrants requesting asylum, facing removal from the United
States, and seeking special protection under the Violence Against Women Act. Students also help clients to
overcome linguistic and cultural barriers that could impede their success in the U.S. legal system.


    5. Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
No info on the clinics besides that fact that they offer them….

    6. Villanova University School of Law
Civil Justice Clinic
In the Civil Justice Clinic, students represent low-income clients in a range of civil legal matters, including custody,
support, disability, housing and employment. Students interview clients, investigate and develop their cases and
appear in court and in administrative proceedings.
Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES)
The Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services represents refugees seeking asylum protection in the United
States because of threatened persecution in the countries from which they fled. Students enrolled in the clinic
develop asylum cases over the course of the semester and represent clients in immigration court.
Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
The Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic represents farmworkers living and working on farms near Reading (Berks County)
and Kennett Square (Chester County). Students represent farmworkers in a variety of legal matters related to the
basic needs of their clients. Farmworker Clinic students litigate their cases in administrative and judicial courts.
Federal Tax Clinic
The Federal Tax Clinic represents low income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and in the U.S. Tax
Court. Students also prepare petitions to the Tax Court, engage in settlement negotiations with government
attorneys and try cases before the Tax Court.
Advanced Advocacy Clinic
The Advanced Advocacy Clinic provides an opportunity for students who have already completed a semester in the
clinical program to continue with their studies in an advanced setting. Students usually seek to continue working in
the same clinic, however, they may also work with the faculty of another clinic for a more varied experience.      Dveera Segal

    7. Widener University School of Law
If bankruptcy law is your primary interest, enroll in the bankruptcy clinic and provide legal aid to financially
strapped clients in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. As a student attorney, you will conduct interviews, do research,
negotiate with creditors, and represent clients in bankruptcy cases in federal court.
Family Law Clinic- As a student attorney, you could also specialize in family law. Visualize yourself appearing
before special hearing masters and judges to handle custody or child support cases. As a student attorney you will
interview your clients, negotiate with opposing counsel, prepare petitions and motions, do research, and write
legal memoranda. If you’re interested in helping clients going through trying family issues, this is an excellent
opportunity to practice your skills.
The Veterans Law Clinics offers free legal aid to veterans who wish to take an appeal to the BVA and are living at
150% of the poverty level and have been denied benefits by the Regional Office.

Director: Professor Nathaniel C. Nichols
Phone: 302-477-2269

Rhode Island:
    1. Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law

The Mediation Clinic is a one semester clinical experience in which law students earn from 4 to 6 hours of
academic credit mediating disputes arising in the local East Bay Rhode Island communities under the
supervision of a faculty clinic director. The law students will be trained in advanced mediation and other
practical conflict resolution skills, and then will (1) assist disputing parties to achieve mutually agreeable
settlements by serving as mediators, and (2) provide conflict resolution educational workshops in the
The Immigration Clinic is a one-semester clinic in which students represent noncitizens in removal
proceedings in immigration court and applications for immigration benefits. Students represent clients in
their applications for asylum, visas for victims of violent crime, benefits for noncitizen victims of domestic
violence, waivers for long-term permanent residents and visas for juvenile victims of abuse, abandonment or
neglect. Students also conduct “Know Your Rights” presentations for immigration detainees and similar
presentations for immigrant communities in Rhode Island.

Criminal Defense Clinic- Students represent indigent adult and juvenile criminal defendants in Rhode Island
District, Family, and/or Superior Courts from arraignment through to final trial or other original adjudicative

(401) 254-4500

South Carolina
   1. Charleston School of Law
       School does not offer clinics….no info on website

   2. University of South Carolina School of Law

Criminal Practice Clinic- The clinic will afford participating students an opportunity to gain first-hand, closely
supervised training and experience in the representation of real clients and the practice of the arts/skills of
litigation planning, client counseling, fact development, negotiation and courtroom advocacy. The vehicle for such
training and experience is the planning, preparation and presentation of the legal defense in actual cases involving
allegations of criminal conduct. All casework will be done under the supervision of a clinical professor. In addition
to the cases there will be assigned readings, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. Criminal Practice Clinic
places emphasis on jury trial practice before the Municipal Court for the City of Columbia.
Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic
Federal Litigation Clinic
Non-Profit Organization Clinic
Veterans Law Clinic

Lewis Burke           803-777-2278

South Dakota:
   1. University of South Dakota School of Law
       Does not offer clinics just health center clinics for students with disabilities.
  1. University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
The Child and Family Litigation Clinic addresses the CORE LEGAL SKILLS through representing the child in context.
Student attorneys experience problem-solving, co-counseling, collaboration, meeting facilitation, and
multidisciplinary consultation and practice that is essential in today's global society. Broadly grouped as "child
advocacy," clinic cases offer practice in "holistic" child representation, including child abuse and neglect, foster
care, delinquency, child custody, paternity, adoption, special education, or mental health, indeed, any legal forum
necessary to meet each child's needs. Student attorneys also experience different roles and responsibilities, e. g. in
one case representing a child's best interests, in another representing a child's legal interests or expressed wishes,
or in yet another scenario representing the child's parent to promote the child's welfare. Through giving a
vulnerable population "voice" in the legal system, the Child and Family Litigation Clinic awakens within students
who will be tomorrow's litigators, advocates, lawmakers and judges a spirit of compassion, a sense of fairness, and
an understanding of equal justice.
In the Civil Litigation Clinic, University of Memphis law students represent indigent clients in a variety of cases –
generally arising from landlord-tenant, consumer protection, and debtor-creditor disputes – pending in the
General Sessions, Circuit, or Chancery Courts of Shelby County. Under the direct supervision of licensed faculty,
students engage in the examination of law and advocacy, actively navigating ethical, substantive, procedural, and
evidentiary issues in the context of case work, classroom seminars, in-class case rounds and presentations, weekly
case team meetings, and group and individual simulations.
The Elder Law Clinic affords student attorneys an opportunity to view clients in context and to serve them in
totality, as envisioned in the tenets of elder law practice developed by the National Elder Law Foundation. Student
attorneys develop CORE LEGAL SKILLS through representation of elderly clients across a broad range of substantive
areas, including consumer protection, financial exploitation, predatory lending, real property issues, grandparent
adoption, health care, contracts, Social Security, insurance and life care planning. Student attorneys also gain
practical experience in problem solving, case analysis, transactional practice, administrative advocacy and litigation
in General Sessions, Circuit, Chancery and Probate courts. Finally, as advocates for the elderly, student attorneys
are afforded an inter-generational connection that allows them as adult learners to contemplate the effect our
system of justice has had on the lives of a prior generation. This unique perspective challenges students to
evaluate the progress made toward attainment of access to justice during the last century while simultaneously
considering the shortcomings that remain to be addressed as they embark on their legal careers.

The University of Memphis
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Legal Clinic
1 North Front Street, Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38103-2189
(901) 678-5332

  2. Nashville School of Law
      No clinics offered or info regarding one.

  3. University of Tennessee College of Law
Advocacy Clinic is legal practice live, but with a net. The students are given their own cases and their own clients,
and they pursue these cases from client interviews, through the creation of case strategy, to negotiation with
opposing parties, and often on to trials or hearings. The Advocacy Clinic functions much as a real law firm does.
Third-year students work with faculty members on several different types of cases, including criminal, housing,
juvenile, unemployment and immigration/asylum matters. The entire "firm" meets weekly to discuss cases, tactics,
applicable law, and strategy.

The Business Clinic is taught by Paula Williams. In the Business Clinic students and faculty represent for-profit and
non-profit organizations in the Knoxville area. Students provide a valuable service to the community, and at the
same time develop skills in interviewing, client counseling, document drafting, business planning, and the in and
outs of a business practice. Business Clinic students counsel small start-up businesses on choosing a legal entity,
form corporations and LLCs, and help clients with other aspects of creating successful businesses. Students also
represent community groups in forming non-profit corporations and obtaining tax exempt status. The Business
Clinic also has a longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity handling closings and other matters for new
homeowners and Habitat itself.

Students who have taken or are concurrently enrolled in either Family Law or Women and the Law are eligible to
take The Domestic Violence Clinic. Students represent victims of domestic violence in gaining orders of protection
and related matters. Students have actual clients and contested hearings and trials in Knox County’s Fourth Circuit
Court. Judge Swann has taken to calling the DV Clinic students the “dream team” because of their exceptional
preparation and results.

The Environmental Law Clinic offers students a unique opportunity to affect environmental law and policy in
Tennessee. Students develop the skills required to successfully respond to specific environmental challenges in
practice. Students help local governments, state agencies, landowners, and non-profit organizations develop
quality land use and growth management policies and practices. The Clinic coordinates its efforts with graduate
students from ecology, environmental design, wildlife ecology, and other disciplines. This allows students and
faculty to work with other disciplines in integrated environmental decision-making and problem-solving thus
improving their ability to understand, communicate with, and influence other disciplines.

With the first DNA exoneration in 1989, a fundamental flaw in the criminal justice system was brought to light. The
growing number of DNA exonerations provides scientific proof of the need for reform. In the last twenty years
there have been more than 250 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States. Unfortunately, there are
countless other cases without DNA or other evidence that can be put to a definitive test to prove innocence. The
Innocence/Wrongful Convictions Clinic joins other organizations across the United States seeking to free
wrongfully convicted persons and raise public and political awareness of the prevalence and causes of wrongful

The Mediation Clinic provides law students with opportunities to “learn by serving” as mediators in actual
disputes. Students enrolled in the Mediation Clinic receive intensive training in mediation techniques, and then
mediate cases in Knox County General Sessions Court and other venues. The Mediation Clinic satisfies the training
requirements to become a Rule 31 certified mediator in Tennessee. Students work under the supervision of Becky
Jacobs as well as experienced mediators from the Community Mediation Center and private practice.

The Wills Clinic is funded by a generous grant from the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation.
In the clinic, students represent indigent clients in trusts and estates matters. Students interview clients, draft
wills, living wills, trusts and other documents, and may handle probate matters.
The University of Tennessee College of Law
Clinical Programs
Suite 83
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone: 865-974-2331
Fax: 865-974-6782

  4. Vanderbilt University Law School

Students enrolled in Appellate Litigation Clinic represent individuals with cases on appeal, ranging from
immigration to criminal sentencing to general civil cases.

Students enrolled in Civil Practice Clinic represent individuals in Social Security disability appeals, and children and
parents who need special education services in public schools.

Students enrolled in Community and Economic Development Clinic represent not-for-profit organizations
comprised predominantly of poor persons or that provide assistance to the poor and indigent.

Students enrolled in Criminal Practice Clinic represent adults charged with criminal offenses and children charged
with criminal offenses and delinquency.

Students enrolled in Domestic Violence Clinic represent indigent victims of domestic violence in obtaining orders
of protection, and custody matters with unmarried couples.

Students enrolled in Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic represent individuals, businesses, organizations,
groups, and associations in matters in various intellectual property fields, including copyright, trademark, publicity
rights, and trade secrets. The Clinic also offers community education programs on intellectual property and arts-
related topics.

Students enrolled in International Law Practice Lab will learn specific lawyering skills such as treaty negotiation,
research relating to international law and the intersections of international and domestic law.             (615) 322-4964

  1. Baylor University Law School
       No clinical information offered on their website…

  2. University of Houston Law Center
Students in the CIVIL PRACTICE CLINIC work on a wide variety of civil cases, including bankruptcy, collection,
landlord-tenant, divorce, domestic violence, juvenile dependency and neglect, juvenile defense, administrative
appeals, adoption, estate planning, guardianships, name changes and probate. The goal of the Civil Practice Clinic
is for students to work on the types of cases they would handle in their first five years of practice.

The Consumer Law Clinic is one of the few of its kind in the country. Law students learn the law by a mixture of
theory and actual hands-on experience representing low-income clients in Justice Court, County Court, and District
Court. Cases include claims under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, as well as credit and debt-collection
problems and landlord/tenant complaints. The Consumer Law Clinic has a classroom component that meets for
two hours a week for 14 weeks for a total of 28 hours over the course of the semester.

Students in the CRIMINAL PRACTICE CLINIC work at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and handle the
prosecution of a variety of misdemeanor level criminal cases, with some opportunities for felony case work.
Typical cases include possession of marijuana, intimidation by telephone, physical assault, indecent exposure,
trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, theft by deception, joyriding, disturbing the peace, and misdemeanor
child abuse. An effort is made to provide students with a variety of practice experiences. The insight and
experience is valuable to any individual interested in criminal law, whether on the prosecution or defense side.
Students are supervised by Assistant District Attorneys in the District Attorney’s Office.

THE IMMIGRATION CLINIC specializes in handling applications for asylum on behalf of victims of torture and
persecution, in representing immigrants who have been the victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and
crime, and children and those fleeing civil war, genocide or political repression. Students also give presentations to
outside organizations that deal with Immigrant Issues and give individual assistance to immigrants held in
immigration detention centers.

The Mediation Clinic provides trained student mediators to the Justice Courts in Harris County. Students mediate
consumer issues, landlord/tenant disputes and breach of contract cases while developing their mediation and
communication skills.

THE TRANSACTIONAL CLINIC provides students with the perspective of the business decision maker. Students
assist small businesses and non-profit organizations with legal matters encountered on a daily basis, including
negotiating lease agreements, selecting a proper organizational structure, developing employment policies, and
the buying and selling of businesses. Through close consultation with supervising faculty, students engage with
their business clients not only in providing legal solutions to problems, but also by giving advice that complements
and enhances the clients’ business strategies.

Janet Heppard

  3. St. Mary's University School of Law
The Civil Justice Clinic Course engages students in many areas of the law:

        Community Education
        Consumer Law cases including deceptive trade practices, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, contract disputes
        Family Law cases including divorces, child support and custody issues
        Outreach (Students hold office hours at homeless shelters, day centers, community centers, and
         transitional homes)
        Social Security Appeals
        Wills & Probate
Students are assigned to cases from different subject areas, getting a variety of experiences in civil practice.
Through the Outreach component, students learn to develop practical problem-solving skills while utilizing local
resources to help client overcome barriers. Students also engage in Community Education by making presentations
on different topics at different sites.
The Immigration and Human Rights Clinic engages students in the representation of individuals in a variety of
immigration and citizenship cases. Students perform all aspects of preparation for cases before the Immigration
Courts and Department of Homeland Security, including interviewing clients, case organization, drafting pleadings
and motions, preparing witnesses, appearing in court, and, if necessary, preparing appellate briefs for submission
to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Individual representation includes working with:

        Refugees;
        Lawful permanent residents facing removal;
        Victims of domestic violence;
        Undocumented residents with family ties to the United States; and
        Claimants to citizenship

The Criminal Justice Clinic Course provides legal services to indigent clients of all ages who are charged with crimes
ranging from misdemeanors to capital offenses, including, but not limited to:

        Driving While Intoxicated
        Theft
        Assaults
        Graffiti
        Appeals
        Writs of Habeas Corpus

    Clinic Referral Line: 210-431-2596

  4. South Texas College of Law

Mediation Clinic

Family Law Basic Clinic

Family Law Complex Clinic

Probate/Estate Planning Clinic
Access to Justice Clinic
Guardianship Clinic

713-646-1743       Clinical Law Help Line

  5. Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Civil Clinic - Represents low-income clients in matters ranging from housing disputes to elder advocacy to civil
rights litigation. The Consumer Advocacy Project, made possible by a grant through the Texas Office of the
Attorney General, reaches out to the local bilingual Hispanic community and helps resolve consumer complaints
with recourse to formal litigation and focuses on informal advocacy, negotiation and mediation strategies, as well
as community education.

Criminal Prosecution Clinic - Works in partnership with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in the
prosecution of misdemeanor offenses.

Criminal Defense Clinic – Represents Dallas county citizens charged with offenses and face the possibility of
imprisonment. It works with the Dallas Public Defender’s Office and provides students with felony trial experience.
The Death Penalty Project exposes students to actual death penalty cases and combines classroom teaching with
practical experience.

Federal Taxpayers Clinic - Was the first tax clinic in the country with the authority to represent clients before the
Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court. The clinic represents low-income taxpayers needing to resolve tax
problems with the Audit, Appeals and Collection divisions of the I.R.S. and the U.S. Tax Court.

Small Business Clinic - Introduces student attorneys to practical applications of business formation and provides
needed representation for small start-up companies and individuals developing private nonprofit entities.

W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic - Represents children who have been abused and neglected in Dallas
County. The Clinic is appointed by juvenile district court judges to serve as guardian/attorney ad litem.
Interdisciplinary lectures given by psychologists, forensic detectives, child development specialists and social
workers are a significant component of this clinic.

Clinic Contact Information: 214-768-2562

  6. University of Texas School of Law
Actual Innocence Clinic
Capital Punishment Clinic
Children’s Rights Clinic
Community Development Clinic
Criminal Defense Clinic
Domestic Violence Clinic
Environmental Clinic
Housing Clinic
Human Rights Clinic
Immigration Clinic
Juvenile Justice Clinic
Legislative Lawyering Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Mental Health Clinic
National Security and Human Rights Clinic
Supreme Court Clinic
Transnational Worker Rights Clinic

   7. Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Administrative Law Clinic*
Civil Law Clinic
Criminal Law Clinic

Lydia Johnson
Clinical Instructor
Director of Clinical Legal Studies Program
(713) 313-7004

   8. Texas Tech University School of Law

The Civil Practice Clinic provides students with an opportunity to represent clients selected in close
consultation with, and through referral from, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Students will draft pleadings and
motions, conduct discovery, negotiate with adverse parties, appear in court, and interview and counsel clients.
The Civil Practice Clinic is a full-year graded clinical course limited to third year law students.

The Criminal Defense Clinic is offered as a full-year graded course during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Participants earn four credit hours per semester and earn a total of eight credit hours for the year. Participants
are limited to third year law students and a maximum of 8 students are selected for this clinic.

The Capital Punishment Clinic is offered as a one semester graded course during the Spring semester.
Participants earn four credit hours. Participants are limited to third year law students and a maximum of 4
students are selected for this clinic.

Students in the Innocence Project investigate claims of actual innocence by state and federal prisoners.
Students engage in a wide variety of activities including case screening, investigating cases through document
review and witness interviews, legal research and drafting of petitions.

The Health Care and BioEthics Mediation course and clinic give students an opportunity to develop their
communication, facilitation, and mediation skills in a health care setting.

The Tax Clinic provides legal services to low-income taxpayers who are in dispute with the Internal Revenue
Service. Students with an interest in tax related legal practice will benefit from the experiences in the research,
counseling, and investigation experiences that the Tax Clinic offers. This clinic is offered as a full-year, 4 credit
hour graded course and as a summer session, 2 credit hour graded course. Students do not prepare returns or
handle normal audit situations. However, students will provide assistance in all areas involving collection
disputes, including, but not limited to: levy and seizure action, summonses, innocent spouse applications, offers
in compromise, payment agreements, lien releases, and trust fund recovery penalties as well as, representation
in cases before the United States Tax Court.

The Caprock Regional Public Defender Office Criminal Defense Clinic is offered as a full-year graded course
during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Participants are limited to third year law students and a maximum of 12
students are selected for this clinic.

The Family Law and Housing Clinic provides students with an opportunity to represent clients selected in close
consultation with, and through referral from, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Students will draft pleadings and
motions, conduct discovery, negotiate with adverse parties, appear in court, and interview and counsel clients.
The Family Law and Housing Clinic is a full-year graded clinical course limited to third year law students.

In addition to the client-based clinics, an Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic allows students to
gain practical skills in mediating actual disputes through the Dispute Resolution Center.

James Vaughn

                                                            806-742-3990 x238

  9. Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Law school and reality meet head-on in the law clinic. For the first time, students will wrestle as a lawyer with
ethical issues involving real people. Students are eligible to enroll in the law clinic when they have completed 45
hours in law school - usually coinciding with the second semester of the second year of law school for full-time
The law clinic focuses on the following areas of law: family law, children's issues, and Social Security and SSI
A focus on children's issues allows students to be an advocate on a variety of cases affecting children who are at
risk of abuse or neglect. A focus in family law allows students to be an advocate for the needs of people of all ages
in domestic violence cases and people needing a divorce. A focus on Social Security and SSI law allows students to
help clients who need disability benefits due to severe physical and/or mental impairments.
In all cases, students conduct interviews, investigate cases, build case theories, and appear in court, and file
appeals as counsel under experienced attorney supervision.
(817) 212-4000

   1. Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
        Cant find any info on clinicals on their website….

   2. University of Utah College of Law
The Civil Clinic is designed to teach essential skills (interviewing, counseling, problem-analysis, negotiation) for the
practice of law. The class promotes reflection upon individual strengths and preferences in legal work.

The Judicial Clinic places students to serve as “interns” or part-time clerks, typically for 2 or 3 credits. (Third year
students may elect the “externship” program, in which they act as judicial clerks for up to 35 hours a week for 12
credits.) Judicial Clinic students will improve their skills in legal analysis, research and writing as they carry out legal
research and draft opinions on pending cases. In addition, the Judicial Clinic provides a unique perspective on court
procedure and practice and on the process of judicial dispute resolution. This field experience is accompanied by
the Judicial Process class which should be taken concurrently or following the clinical experience.

The Consumer Law Clinic permits students to represent clients who have been victims of consumer fraud or have
related claims or to advocate for consumer law policy changes. This clinic is available to students who have taken
Consumer Protection or the Predatory Lending Seminar.

The Elder Law Clinic introduces students to current legal and policy issues and options affecting older persons.
Students work in a wide variety of settings in which the issues facing the elderly arise. The Elder Law Course
provides a forum for students to share their experiences and explore these issues in greater depth.

The Small Business / Non-Profit Clinic introduces students to the range of skills and legal expertise required to
represent small business or non-profit organizations. Students will consult with their client organizations to define
the clients’ concerns and goals, formulate plans to address them, and provide legal advice and related services
under the supervision of a pro bono consulting lawyer.

The Legislative Clinic introduces students to the skill of legislative drafting, the legislative process involved in a bill
becoming law, and the political realities of introducing bills and lobbying their passage.

New Ventures Clinic- This clinic is a year-long clinic and includes placement in one of three tracks. It allows
students to experience the legal and business analysis involved in launching a technology-based venture. Clinical
experience will be based on actual technologies and businesses. Topics include invention disclosures, technology
assessment, enforceability of confidentiality, material transfer agreements, intellectual property protection,
market potential, competitor analysis, freedom to operate, capitalization, licenses and employment agreements.
The clinic will also provide opportunities to work collaboratively with inventors, MBA students, licensing managers,
and venture capitalists.

 1. Vermont Law School

Vermont is a leader in the land use world, using multiple strategies to encourage vibrant downtowns, local
economy, stewardship of working landscapes and natural resource systems. The problems involved in maintaining
this landscape are myriad and endemic to rural communities nationwide. The Land Use Clinic gives students the
opportunity to address these issues locally, regionally and nationally.
Legislative Clinic- The law school's proximity to Vermont's capital city, Montpelier, allows JD and MELP students to
take advantage of internships in the Vermont General Assembly. This is a 6-credit clinic offered each spring in
Montpelier in which students are assigned to a standing committee of the state legislature. Under the supervision
of the committee's chair and a legislative counsel, they complete legal research and draft projects relating to
pending legislation. Students must complete the prerequisite legislation course offered each fall. Students work
with attorneys in the Office of Legislative Counsel and focus on drafting and analysis. Students are required to be
in attendance at the General Assembly in Montpelier for at least two days each week on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, or Friday. The course runs concurrently with the session of the General Assembly.

Dispute Resolution Clinics I and II (DRC I and II) offer students the opportunity to practice non-litigation dispute
resolution skills and strategies in the real-world setting of New Hampshire and Vermont courts. Students observe
and contribute to court-based mediation sessions and bring their experiences back to the classroom where they
review and analyze their cases in clinic-style rounds. In DRC I, students focus on Small Claims Court cases, while in
DRC II students choose to participate in Supreme Court, Superior Court, Family Division, Civil, or Small Claims

Beth Rodger at 802-831-1364 , email

  1. Appalachian School of Law
No information regarding clinics on website….

  2. George Mason University School of Law

Through Mason’s clinics students provide legal assistance to clients under the supervision of Mason professors and
supervisors. Students may participate in the same clinic for two semesters, subject to professor approval.
 Students also may enroll in more than one clinic during their time at Mason Law, subject to Academic Regulation

With the exception of the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers, Mason's clinics do not accept clients on a
call or walk-in basis. Active duty members of the military who believe they are eligible for the assistance of the
Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers should contact Professor Joe Zengerle at or 703-

Legal Clinic- Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers (CLAS)

CLAS was founded by Professor Joseph Zengerle in 2004 in response to 9/11 and the desire of the law school
community to help active-duty members of the armed forces and their families for whom retaining counsel would
be an undue hardship. Students have represented clients from all armed services in civil litigation; adjudication
and negotiation regarding consumer protection; and administrative law, bankruptcy, family law, landlord-tenant,
contract, military law and entitlement matters in federal and state forums. Students are supervised by Professor
Zengerle and private practitioners with subject matter expertise, and receive weekly classroom instruction on legal
ethics, client interviewing, procedural and substantive issues relevant to their cases, and national-security
developments relevant to the client population they serve. This course is a graded course offered year-round.
Students enrolled in the fall or spring may earn 2 in-class credits, and students enrolled in the summer may earn 1
in-class credit and 1 out-of-class credit. Space is limited, and registration is open to students who have completed
their first year of law school.

Supervised Externship and Clinic - Domestic Relations

The Domestic Relations program, supervised by The Honorable Stanley P. Klein (Ret.) of the Fairfax County Circuit
Court, has a clinical component and an externship component. The clinical component offers students a unique
opportunity to assist pro se litigants in obtaining uncontested divorces in Fairfax Circuit Court. Pro se litigants
already have initiated the divorce process in Fairfax Circuit Court but have been unable to complete the process
due to difficulties with filing the necessary documents. These litigants are then referred to the Domestic Relations
program by the Court and students are given their own case load of litigants to assist. Judge Klein monitors
students' progress and coordinates with the students' externship field supervisors. For more information about the
entire program, please see the description for the Supervised Externship and Clinic - Domestic Relations in the
Supervised Externship section below.

Legal Clinic - Law and Mental Illness

The Law and Mental Illness Clinic allows students to gain practical experience in the judicial, legislative, academic
and advocacy aspects of the law concerning the treatment of individuals with severe mental illness. The classroom
component of the course studies the history and development of laws affecting the mentally ill, while also
preparing the students for representation of petitioners during civil commitment hearings. Students may locate
and interview witnesses, appear at commitment hearings, perform direct and cross-examinations and present
legal argument. This course is a pass/fail course offered in the fall and spring, and students may receive 3 credits
total (2 in-class credits and 1 out of-class credit). Space is limited, and registration is open to students who have
completed their first year of law school.

Legal Clinic - Practical Preparation Of GMU Patent Applications

In this clinic, students write actual applications that will be filed for inventors affiliated with George Mason
University. The students are each assigned an invention, and work directly with the inventor(s), who are generally
George Mason University professors or staff, to write a patent application covering the invention. Students are
instructed as to best practices before meeting with the inventor(s) and drafting the application, and then are
critiqued regarding their written patent applications. The patent applications will be written in stages, including
invention disclosure considerations, drawings, claims, and specification, with critique on each step in the process.
Multiple drafts of the complete application will be written and critiqued until it is ready for filing. This course is a
graded course offered in the spring and counts as a writing (W) course towards the upper-level writing
requirement. Students may earn 2 credits total (1 in-class credit and 1 out-of-class credit). Space is limited, and
registration is open only to students who have taken Patent Law I, Patent Law II, Patent Writing Theory and
Practice or equivalent experience.

Legal Clinic - Supreme Court Clinic

The Supreme Court Clinic, offered in partnership with Wiley Rein LLP, a Washington, D.C., law firm, provides pro
bono legal representation before the United States Supreme Court. The year-long clinic provides George Mason
law students with the opportunity to work closely with Wiley Rein attorneys to identify cases of interest, research
legal issues, and draft Supreme Court briefs on behalf of parties and amici at both the certiorari and merits stages.
The Supreme Court Clinic is directed by William S. Consovoy and Thomas R. McCarthy. Both are lawyers in Wiley
Rein's Appellate Group and 2001 graduates of the law school. Mr. Consovoy previously clerked for Associate
Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court and Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. McCarthy previously clerked for Chief Judge David B. Sentelle of the
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Frank W. Bullock Jr. of the United
States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

In addition to working with Wiley Rein attorneys on Supreme Court cases, students accepted into the clinic will
receive classroom instruction, analyze federal and state appellate decisions for possible litigation opportunities,
and attend at least one Supreme Court argument per Term.

The clinic is a two semester (fall and spring), graded class, with two credits awarded each semester. Space is
limited, and students must have completed Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government in order to be eligible
for the clinic. Applications are available through CAAS. or 703-993-8384.

  3. Liberty University School of Law
No info regarding clinics on website…

  4. Regent University School of Law

Students who participate in Regent Law’s Civil Litigation Clinic learn that practicing law isn’t always about earning a
large salary, writing Supreme Court briefs, or presenting the closing arguments in a high profile criminal case.

Sometimes it entails working with clients who have difficulty reading, navigating tangled messes of paperwork and
court procedure, and taking the time to really get to know and care for a vulnerable client. All are topics not
necessarily covered by the law books.

For more than a decade, Regent’s Civil Litigation Clinic has served local low-income clients by providing them
skilled and principled legal representation free of charge. From landlord/tenant issues to consumer, domestic
relations, and other complex administrative cases, student attorneys in the Clinic have direct responsibility for
handling cases from initial telephone interviews to conclusion of representation. Sometimes, they are responsible
for whether or not someone’s life changes for the better.           757.352.4584

  5. University of Richmond School of Law
Delinquency Law Clinic is a litigation-oriented clinic, which focuses primarily on delinquency matters, serving as
defense counsel for young people charged with such offenses as grand larceny, drug possession or breaking and

Disability Law Clinic focuses on representation of children with mental and/or cognitive disabilities seeking
appropriate special education services in the community as well as in juvenile facilities and jails as mandated by
both federal and state law.

The Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic serve the needs of low income families in the city of Richmond, providing
legal representation on family issues, students participate in client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation,
case planning, report writing, motions drafting and courtroom advocacy.

Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic Is the law school's newest clinical opportunity. Students
represent for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, business startups, as well as artists, authors and inventors

Institute for Actual Innocence Clinic works to identify and exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals.

Juvenile Law and Policy Clinic students work on legislative and policy projects related to juvenile delinquency,
education, or child welfare systems. Students draft and advocate for legislation and collaborate with government

Advanced Children's Law Clinic students who have completed either the Delinquency Clinic or the Disability Law
Clinic may enroll for two to six credits. Advanced students take leaderships roles in cases and complete a
significant project.

Jessie Munn
Administrative Assistant, Law Clinics

  6. University of Virginia School of Law

Advocacy for the Elderly- Students represent elderly clients in negotiations, administrative hearings and court
proceedings on a variety of legal matters, including basic wills and powers of attorney, guardianships, consumer
issues, Medicaid and Medicare benefits, nursing home regulation and quality of long-term care, elder abuse and
neglect, and advance medical directives.

Appellate Litigation Clinic- Students brief and argue one or more appeals before a federal appeals court and
examine applicable rules and procedure in the federal appellate system.

Capital Post-Conviction- The Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center conducts a yearlong clinic centered
on the representation of those sentenced to death in Virginia and issues relevant to such cases.

Child Advocacy- the clinic, offered in conjunction with the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center,
students represent low-income children statewide who have problems with the education, foster care and juvenile
justice systems.

Criminal Defense- The semester-long Criminal Defense Clinic is designed to provide a first-hand, experience-based
study of the processes, techniques, strategy and responsibilities of legal representation at the trial level

Employment Law- Students in the Employment Law Clinic work on employment cases in cooperation with the
Legal Aid Justice Center and local attorneys.

Environmental Law and Conservation- Students in this yearlong clinic participate in a range of activities related to
the protection and restoration of natural resources and environmental quality.

Family Alternative Dispute Resolution - Students help low-income families resolve their problems using
alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Family Resource- Students in this yearlong clinic advocate on behalf of poor families who experience legal
problems connected with welfare reform and public benefit programs.

First Amendment Law- this clinic, run in conjunction with Charlottesville's Thomas Jefferson Center for the
Protection of Free Expression, students take up both litigation and non-litigation projects involving the First

Housing Law- Offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the clinic includes both a seminar and
supervised client representation in housing-related cases and matters.

Immigration Law- In this semester-long clinic offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center, students are
assigned several clients and handle at least one complex case involving extensive client interviewing, factual
investigation and legal briefs.

Innocence Project- Students in this yearlong clinic investigate three potential wrongful convictions of incarcerated
individuals in Virginia.

International Human Rights- This semester-long clinic gives students practical experience in human rights
advocacy working with nongovernmental organizations in the United States and other countries.

Mental Health Law- Students in the Mental Health Law Clinic represent mentally ill or mentally disabled clients in
negotiations, administrative hearings and court proceedings.

Nonprofit Clinic- Offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center, students in this yearlong clinic advise
and work directly with local nonprofit organizations on matters such as initial formation, establishing tax-exempt
status, ongoing legal compliance and good corporate governance.

Patent and Licensing I- The clinic involves instruction and practical training in patent drafting as well as the
negotiation and drafting of patent and software license agreements.

Prosecution- In this yearlong clinic, students work with prosecutors in surrounding areas and are exposed to all
aspects of prosecution.

Supreme Court Litigation- This yearlong clinic introduces students to all aspects of current U.S. Supreme Court
practice through live cases.

Derrick, Cynthia (Cindy) A.
Office: SL126
Phone: (434) 924-7893

  7. Washington and Lee University School of Law

Black Lung Legal Clinic

         Washington and Lee's Black Lung Clinic assists coal miners and their survivors who are pursuing federal
         black lung benefits for the years the miners worked breathing in coal mine dust, making a living to
         support their families.

Citizenship and Immigration Program

         The Citizenship and Immigration Program provides direct representation to immigrants in south and
         central Virginia who cannot afford the services of private attorneys, with a particular emphasis on
         vulnerable populations.

Community Legal Practice Clinic

         The Community Legal Practice Center (CLPC) provides free legal services to qualified residents of the
         Rockbridge area community.

Criminal Justice Clinic

         The School of Law has launched a new legal clinic focusing on misdemeanor criminal defense which will
         represent low-income clients from Lexington, Rockbridge County and surrounding areas.

General Externship Program

         In the General Externship Program students may pursue placements not covered by the clinical course
Judicial Clerkship Program

         Students will be selected to serve as clerks for either a circuit court (trial) Judge in Rockbridge or one of
         the surrounding counties, a bankruptcy judge whose offices are in Harrisonburg, or two justices of the
         Supreme Court of Virginia.

Public Prosecutors Program

         Selected students are placed with the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia,
         headquartered in Roanoke with staffed offices in Charlottesville and Abingdon.

Tax Clinic

         Through the Clinic, selected law students provide free legal representation to low-income taxpayers who
         have post-filing controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.

Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse

         The VCCC is a trial-level legal aid clinic providing free services to defense attorneys who represent capital
         murder defendants in cases throughout Virginia.

(540) 458-8503

  8. William and Mary School of Law

The Special Education Advocacy Clinic was formed to assist special-needs children and their families with eligibility
or Individualized Education Program meetings, discipline matters, mediation, and administrative hearings. The
clinic is designed to bolster the partnership between families and schools and is part of the Law School's Parents
Engaged for Learning Equality (PELE) Initiative.

The Veterans Benefits Clinic offers students the opportunity to assist veterans with filing claims for disability
compensation with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under attorney supervision, clinic students have the
opportunity to interview clients, analyze medical records, communicate with health care providers, and craft
strategies to help clients receive disability compensation. These services can have life-changing effects on the
veterans we serve. The Managing Attorneys, Stacey-Rae Simcox and Mark D. Matthews, are both former officers
in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps and are graduates of the William & Mary Law School (Class of

Phone: (757) 221-3821  

   1. Gonzaga University School of Law
General Practice Law- With guidance and supervision, students will represent clients in various cases, which may
include family law, children’s rights, consumer law, tribal law, prisoners’ rights, public entitlements, housing, estate
planning, surrogate decision making, and health care. In addition to working on cases, students will meet two
hours per week to learn and reflect on ethical issues, procedural law, substantive law, and skills.
Students who elect to participate in the Consumer Law Clinic will represent low- to middle-income clients who are
experiencing legal problems. The topics likely to be confronted include mortgage fraud, auto fraud, unfair debt
collections, credit reporting violations, abusive landlords, and insurance claim denials. Case selection will
concentrate on issues that have a high probability for litigation.
Elder Law Clinic- Participating students have the opportunity to represent low-income elderly clients in a variety of
legal areas affecting the elderly. They include Public Entitlements (Medicare, Medicaid , Social Security, VA)
housing, estate planning (wills, powers of attorney and health care directives), surrogate decision-making, health
care, family and consumer law.

The Environmental Law Clinic provides representation to not-for-profit environmental programs in the Inland
Northwest. Though it may represent any deserving environmental group, its work focuses on the health of the
Spokane River. Like most urban waterways, the Spokane once served as a lifeblood for indigenous people. Over
the years, however, it has been abused in countless ways.
The Federal Tax Clinic course offers students an exciting opportunity to become engaged in federal tax
controversies involving the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. Students represent low-
income clients in IRS examination and collection matters, including audits, offers in compromise, penalty
abatements, innocent spouse claims, appeals, Tax Court cases, etc. Students also provide community outreach and
education regarding tax obligations and benefits to persons with limited English proficiency, especially during tax
season each year.

Larry Weiser
Clinic Director
509) 313-5791

   2. Seattle University School of Law

Administrative Law Clinic
(3 credits) ADMN-400 (Spring)

Students will represent clients in administrative hearings before Washington State Administrative Law Judges.
Student teams must maintain office hours in the Clinic offices two days a week for a total of four hours a week on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The days and times for office hours will be
determined based on each student team’s schedule. Students will be required to attend a clinic class one day per
week. This course will be letter-graded.

Pre or Co-requisite: Administrative Law

Arts Legal Clinic
(1 credit) INTP-401 (Offered each semester)

This course is a collaboration between the Law School and Washington Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit
organization. Students in the clinic will work with two experienced intellectual property attorneys who serve as
adjunct faculty. On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, students will participate with the adjunct
faculty in interviewing and advising artists and others seeking legal assistance regarding intellectual property
issues. On the remaining Monday(s) of each month, the faculty will engage the students in a variety of lawyering
skills activities, including discussions of interviews from the prior week, simulated skills exercises drawing on
current developments in intellectual property law, and activities devoted to ethics and professionalism. This course
must be taken pass/fail. This course does not fulfill the professional skills requirement for graduation.

Prerequisites: Intellectual Property and at least one of the following: Copyright Law, Trademark Law, IP Licensing,
or Business Entities

Bankruptcy Clinic
(1 credit) BANK-400 (Fall)

Students in this clinic will work with an experienced bankruptcy attorney supervisor and will interview and
represent two to three clients who are seeking relief from their debts. Students must participate in a half-day
orientation at the bankruptcy court. This orientation is usually held on a Friday morning during the first month of
the semester. Students will also be required to attend Clinic classes one day a week and to meet regularly with
their attorney supervisor at his or her office. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an evening
debt clinic run by local practitioners. Questions about this clinic should be addressed to Adjunct Professor Cynthia
A. Kuno at This course must be taken pass/fail.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: Bankruptcy Law

Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic
(4 credits) BUSN-400 (Fall and Winter)

Law students will be teamed with Management students from the Albers School of Business to assist local
residents with new and existing business ventures. Clients will be referred to the Clinic by area microlenders.
Interdisciplinary student teams will work with law and business faculty and also volunteer mentors from the legal
and business communities. Students will need to be available outside of class time for meetings with clients,
partners, supervising faculty and others involved in the projects. Class sessions will emphasize principles, skills and
values in forming a company from both business and legal perspectives, and will provide an opportunity to
pinpoint and discuss significant issues or themes arising in the course of the client representation. The Clinic will
run 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the winter, consistent with the University’s (i.e., not the Law School’s)
standard Academic Calendar.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: Business Entities

Domestic Violence Clinic
(6 credits) FAML-430-A (Spring)

Students in the Domestic Violence Clinic represent domestic violence survivors who are seeking protection from
abuse, typically through orders for protection. Protection orders typically prohibit abusers from contacting, coming
near, or committing acts of domestic violence against the survivors and their children. Courts may also award child
custody, require the respondent to vacate a shared residence, mandate that the respondent participate in the
domestic violence perpetrator treatment program, and provide other relief necessary to prevent violence.
Working in teams of two, students will conduct initial interviews, counsel clients regarding legal and non-legal
options, and file pleadings. Students will perform legal research and fact investigation, negotiate with opposing
counsel, and may conduct evidentiary hearings and oral arguments. Some students in the Domestic Violence Clinic
may represent clients petitioning to change their immigration status under the Violence Against Women Act.
Under clinic faculty supervision, students will have the opportunity to represent several clients during the
semester, to assist clients with legal remedies and their immediate safety needs, to problem-solve concerning the
barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, and to evaluate the benefits and limits of these interventions into the
complex problem of domestic violence.

The classroom component of the Domestic Violence Clinic meets twice a week. The seminar addresses the theory
and practice of advocacy, along with the dynamics of domestic violence and systemic interventions and responses.
The seminar will be taught largely through discussion, simulations, and in-class exercises. Students will be expected
to keep 9 hours of regularly-scheduled office hours each week. During these hours, students will be expected to
work in the Clinic (e.g., meeting with their partner, supervising faculty, or clients; doing research; drafting
pleadings; and preparing for trials or oral arguments). Given the responsibilities of representing clients, students
should plan to spend an additional 10 hours per week on their cases. Students need to have sufficient flexibility to
attend several court hearings during the semester.

Students must be Rule 9 eligible.
Prerequisite: Evidence
Co-Requisite: Professional Responsibility
Recommended: Domestic Violence Law

Participation in the Clinic requires compliance with the Clinic's conflict of interest rules which, among other
restrictions, preclude concurrent employment with certain agencies. Please read the conflict of interest rules on
the Clinic website under "Rules and Regulations."

Immigration Law Clinic
(3 credits) IMMG-400 (Spring)

Students enrolled in the Immigration Clinic will provide legal representation to clients in immigration proceedings.
Students will get involved at various stages of these proceedings, which may include proceedings before
Immigration Officers, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals or Circuit Courts of Appeals. The primary
responsibilities would include: interviewing clients in immigration custody, investigating facts, conducting legal
research, preparing memoranda, motions and legal briefs, and conducting oral argument. The typical advocacy
involves disputing the legal grounds for inadmissibility and/ or deportability, and seeking relief from deportation in
the form of adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, asylum from persecution (because of race, religion,
nationality, political opinion or social group), and deferral of removal under the United Nations Convention Against
Torture (CAT).

International Human Rights Clinic
(4 credits) INTL-402 (Offered each semester)

The International Human Rights Clinic offers students the opportunity to work with foreign and domestic clients
before international and regional human rights bodies. Students will also collaborate with human rights
organizations on research and advocacy projects. Furthermore, there may be opportunities to work on cases filed
in U.S. courts that incorporate elements of international law.

In addition to project work, the course has a seminar component that presents knowledge and skills essential for
lawyers in this dynamic field. The interactive approach covers relevant legal principles, theory, and case law, and--
on the pragmatic side--features in-class exercises designed to hone critical skills. The International Human Rights
Clinic is a graded course with a substantial time commitment; it may not be taken pass/fail.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: International Human Rights, Public International Law, or Rights of Women: Intl. and
Comparative Law
Mass Media Law and Policy
(3 credits) JURS-352 (Spring)

In this survey course, we will examine the law and regulation of electronic and print media. Newspaper, broadcast,
radio, cable television, telephony (including wireless), music, and movies will be discussed in the context of
exploring the constitutional, statutory, public and private regulation of media. This course will grow understanding
of common law and statutory concepts such as defamation, obscenity, indecency, privacy, and how those concepts
might apply to television, radio, print, and cable media. We will also contend with the pros and cons of media
consolidation into the hands of fewer enterprises as we discuss the Federal Communications Commission, and its
policies and processes of airwave allocation, licensing and licensing renewal, and using the NBC/Comcast merger
as a case vehicle, examine media cross-ownership. This class will also emphasize the role that private actors play in
media regulation through discussions about the Motion Picture Association of America, the National Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences, or the National Cable Television Association.

This course will also include modules to more deeply explore relevant social and political policy and media: 1)
media and wartime propaganda (through the lens of the War Powers Act and media regulation, looking at World
War II-era "cartoons" such as Superman, "embedded" journalists of the current wars, and video games as
propaganda), and; 2) media and cultural representations (discussing, for example, the evolution of the
presentation of African-Americans in television, the presentation of gender in music video, and the evolution of
gay and lesbian representation in film in the context of civil rights laws and FCC "public interest" policies), and; 3)
propaganda in wartime

Classroom discussion will aim to be highly interactive. To that end, students will be individually called upon to
illuminate assigned readings. In addition, students will engage in small group assignments in which, for example,
they will illuminate legal and policy issues in the role of FCC Commissioners or advocates before the FCC.
Evaluation will be based upon class participation, group and individual assignments, and a take-home examination.

Mediation Clinic
(3 credits) ALDR-410 (Fall)

The Mediation Clinic offers students the opportunity to delve deeply into the theory and practice of mediation by
serving as co-mediator in employment discrimination cases. The class will be comprised of a classroom component
and a casework component. In the classroom component, students will explore and develop the skills necessary to
serve as mediators and will participate in a series of mock mediation sessions. In the casework component,
students will observe, prepare for and co-mediate (with faculty support) actual employment discrimination cases.
Students will also be required to engage in on-going debriefing sessions, to keep a journal of their observations
and experiences and to submit their journal to the instructor. The EEOC schedules its mediations for an 8-hour
period. Any particular mediation may take less or more than this.

Prerequisites: In order to be eligible to enroll in this course, a student must have:

1.   Taken the Mediation course (also called Problem Solving II); or
2.   Completed (or commit to completing before the start of the fall semester) a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training
     offered by an approved organization; or
3.   Had sufficient experience/training as a mediator (as decided by the Mediation Clinic instructor in advance of

Mental Health Court Clinic
(3 credits) MENT-400-A
Students in the Mental Health Court Clinic will represent clients in one of the nation's first and most successful
courts designed specifically to address the needs of mentally-ill individuals charged with crime. Participating in this
pioneering approach to these difficult cases as part of the defense team run by the Association of Counsel for the
Accused (a King County public defense firm), students will interview and counsel clients, participate in multi-
disciplinary team meetings at the court, and advocate for clients in treatment reviews and competency hearings.

Requirements: Students will need to have one afternoon a week (other than Friday) free of class obligations from
noon to 4 p.m., in order to be present at Court when needed to observe or participate in proceedings.

In addition, there will be a training session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Friday of the semester, January 22.
This session will include presentations by a range of professionals from different disciplines involved with the
Mental Health Court as well as lawyering simulations.

Students must be Rule 9 eligible.
Pre-requisite: Law, Policy and Mental Health
Recommended: Client Counseling and Negotiation

Not for Profit Organization Clinic
(2 credits) TAXL-400 (Spring)

Students in this Clinic will have the opportunity to put their interest in and knowledge of business and tax law into
practice. Working in teams of two, students will work with individuals and community groups interested in creating
a non-profit organization. Students will counsel their clients on the most appropriate entity for their purposes and
prepare and file the documents necessary to create the organization, such as articles of incorporation, bylaws and
state and federal tax documents. Students will also advise their clients about the various state laws and regulations
with which the clients will need to comply. Students will receive the additional knowledge and skills necessary to
do this legal representation in a classroom component. Beginning the third week of the semester, students must
also maintain office hours in the Clinic offices twice a week for two hours each session. Office hours will be
established based on the schedules of each student team. This course must be taken pass/fail.

Prerequisite: Individual Income Tax and Taxation of Charitable Organizations

Predatory Lending Clinic
(3 credits) ADVC-410 (Fall)

The Predatory Lending Clinic will focus on consumer protection, civil litigation, and mortgage foreclosures.
Students will represent clients in predatory lending matters relating to home mortgages, mortgage modifications,
and unfair practices related to mortgage modification and debt relief. Students will have the chance to engage a
wide range of civil practice on behalf of their clients: factual investigation, pleading and discovery, counseling,
negotiation, and pretrial or settlement conferences. Students will also engage in community projects, educating
laypersons on topics of their choice related to debt collection, mortgage lending laws, payday loans, refund
anticipation loans, check cashing institutions, and other forms of alternative financial services. If you enroll, you
must attend the classroom component (which will be 75 minutes twice per week) and maintain office hours in the
Law Clinic. As you may be conducting pre-trial motions and discovery and trials under supervision, you must be
Rule 9 eligible.

Pre- or co-requisites: Professional Responsibility and Comprehensive Pretrial Advocacy. Maximum enrollment: 8.

Trusts and Estates/Indian Trusts and Estates Clinic
(3 credits) ESTA-400 (Fall)
Students will represent a low-income elderly or disabled person in an estate planning matter, including
preparation of wills, powers of attorney and health care directives. Student teams must maintain office hours in
the Clinic offices for a total of four hours per week. Office hours must be scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, or
Thursday between 1 and 8 p.m. This clinic is available as an evening clinic. This course will be letter-graded.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: Trusts and Estates

Youth Advocacy Clinic
(6 credits) ADVC-310 (Offered each semester)

Working with attorneys from The Defender Association (a King County public defense law firm) and under the
supervision of Clinic faculty, students will represent clients charged as offenders in Juvenile Court. Students will
learn essential lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, case planning, and advocacy.

Schedule Notes: The seminar component of the Clinic includes a day-long Trial Skills Workshop (on a Friday) and a
day-long Mock Motion Hearing before an actual judge (on a Saturday). Interested students can learn the dates of
these mandatory sessions by contacting the Clinic faculty or Office Manager. Students will be expected to maintain
Office Hours in the Clinic for a total of nine hours a week.

Adamson, Bryan
Associate Professor of Law
Department: Faculty
Location: LSAX-140O
Phone: (206) 398-4412

   3. University of Washington School of Law

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) is an innovative clinic serving entrepreneurs throughout the Pacific
Northwest. We team law and business students with pro bono attorneys and business advisors to provide critical
early stage legal and business counseling to the following groups:

        Technology Entrepreneurs
        Small Business Owners
        Social Entrepreneurs & Non-Profits
        UW & ITHS Faculty Researchers

The Immigration Law Clinic of the University of Washington School of Law is operated in partnership with the
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the state’s primary provider of immigration legal services to low-
income immigrants and refugees. Students work on the cases of individuals who face the possibility of deportation
from the U.S. and would otherwise lack legal representation. NWIRP screens and refers clients to the
Immigration Law Clinic, and Clinic students work out of NWIRP’s downtown Seattle office.

The Federal Tax Clinic was established in 2000 to assist low-income individuals throughout Western Washington
resolve disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The federally-funded clinic offers this assistance as a public
service and as a means of training law students in tax practice. In 2009, the clinic received an IRS funding grant, the
largest given to any clinic in the country. During 2008, the clinic handled 132 cases through the IRS administrative
process and 67 cases in the United States Tax Court.

As part of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law, the Tribal Court Public
Defense Clinic partners with the Tulalip, Squaxin Island, Port Gamble S’Klallam and Puyallup Tribes to serve as
their public defender on these reservations. Generally, tribal members do not have a right to counsel in tribal
criminal proceedings, and the Tulalip Tribes sought an innovative way to address this need, resulting in the clinic
formation in July 2002. The bulk of the student work is at the Tulalip Tribes where the Clinic has handled over 800
cSince 1991, the clinic has provided free and confidential mediation services. We mediate for the general public
and staff, students and faculty at the University of Washington. Students serve as neutral third parties to help
individuals involved in a dispute negotiate a voluntary settlement of their case or conflict.

Cases include civil matters such as landlord-tenant, contract, employment, claims of discrimination and consumer-
merchant disputes, and interpersonal disputes such as roommate or co-worker conflicts. The Mediation Clinic also
works with government agencies and non-profits to provide free mediation services. These include the Consumer
Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, the Dispute Resolution Center of King
County and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Street Law Clinic at the UW School of Law gives second and third-year law students the opportunity to find
out how it feels to be on the other side of the podium. In this two-quarter clinic, offered in Winter-Spring, law
students complete a month-long “crash course” in teaching with Professor Julia Gold and Adjunct Professor
Jennifer McIntyre, and then team teach a practical law course two hours a week for 15 weeks, at a Seattle-area
high school.

University of Washington School of Law
Clinical Law Program
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P. O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145-1110

Phone: 206-543-3434

West Virginia:
   1. West Virginia University College of Law

Child & Family Law Clinic

Working with West Virginia children and families of limited income to promote their health, security, and future
success the Child and Family Law Clinic at the WVU College of Law can assist children and families with limited
income who need free legal assistance in civil matters.

A Medical-Legal Partnership is also offered by the Child & Family Law Clinic. This partnership was conceived in
cooperation with the West Virginia University Children’s Hospital providing faculty-directed law students who will
participate in the resident continuity clinics. During medical visits, parents will fill out a questionnaire to help
clinicians identify potential legal issues, such as lack of health insurance, inadequate housing, unemployment, child
custody, etc.
If a legal problem is identified, the families will be given the opportunity to consult with the law students and
faculty associated with the legal clinic and be represented without charge.

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

The West Virginia University College of Law’s Entrepreneurship Law Clinic offers start-up companies, small
businesses, non-profits, and individuals legal services in areas of counseling for a product plan or business
organization; licensing; employee and contractor agreements; intellectual property; financing and venture capital;
planning and negotiation; dispute resolution; and generalized assistance in business formation, planning, and

Immigration Law Clinic

The West Virginia University College of Law Immigration Law Clinic (ILC) has served scores of clients throughout
the West Virginia and western Pennsylvania region since 1996 when it began as the WVU Immigration Law. The
clinic serves foreign citizens who are facing deportation, asylum, and other immigration proceedings.

The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project at West Virginia University brings together the university’s law school and forensics
program to help exonerate prisoners who were wrongly convicted in West Virginia.

The Tax Clinic

The Tax Clinic provides information, advice, and representation on federal individual tax matters to low-income
individuals. Unless closely tied to a controversy, the Tax Clinic does not assist in the preparation of current income
tax returns.

Marjorie Anne McDiarmid

   1. Marquette University Law School
Volunteer attorneys and Marquette University law students provide free, walk-in, confidential Legal Information
and Referral Services, including:

        Landlord-Tenant
        Credit & Consumer
        Family Law
        Child Custody
        Child Support
        Domestic Abuse
        Social Security
        Small Claims
        Municipal Violations
        Employment
        Workers Compensation
        Unemployment Compensation
        Immigration (Hillview Clinic only)
        Other matters

   2. University of Wisconsin Law School
The Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic is a two-semester transactional course providing students the opportunity to
work with startup businesses and entrepreneurial clients. Legal issues include creating and maintaining the
corporate entity, providing basic legal advice on contracts, intellectual property, employer-employee matters, tax,
and other issues facing the startup business. Experienced business law and corporate attorneys provide guidance
and supervision.
Consumer Law Litigation Clinic - The Consumer Law Litigation Clinic represents low- and moderate-income
consumers in individual and class action lawsuits in federal and state courts. The Clinic operates year-round and is
open to students who have completed their first year of law school. The Consumer Law Litigation Clinic trains
students in all aspects of civil litigation.
Family Court Assistance Project - The Family Court Assistance Project is a clinical program designed to help make
the legal system more accessible to low-income, unrepresented people with divorce, post-divorce, paternity, and
restraining order matters. Students do not serve as advocates, but rather as facilitators/mediators, working with
the parties to prepare cases for decision. Students undergo in-depth skills training in interviewing, counseling, and
negotiations, and learn the nuts and bolts of family law.
Meredith Ross
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Remington Center
Room 4353 Law
(608) 262-3764

   1. University of Wyoming College of Law

The Wyoming Defender Aid Program is a statewide legal assistance program for indigent persons convicted of
crimes. Third-year law students assist assigned counsel and public defenders in criminal appeals, and, on rare
occasions, in trial court proceedings. A significant part of the program's work involves appeals in the Wyoming
Supreme Court, where students write appellate briefs and argue before the court. Students are also involved with
other post-conviction matters, interviewing prisoners at the Wyoming State Penitentiary, engaging in legal
research, preparing petitions for relief and requests for assigned counsel, and participating actively in judicial

Third-year students can gain practical legal experience in trial and appellate work through the Wyoming
Prosecution Assistance Program. The program, which was founded more than 20 years ago, provides assistance to
Wyoming County and Prosecuting Attorneys, to the Wyoming Attorney General, and to the United States Attorney
for the District of Wyoming in criminal cases and in selected civil cases involving questions of significant public

Michael Duff Email
Phone (307) 766-5319

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