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Community Legal Clinic

In the Community Legal Clinic, you'll have the opportunity to sharpen and develop your skills while representing clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. The clinic’s clients are local residents, and many — if not all — of them have limited incomes that keep them from hiring private legal counsel. This clinic focuses on family law cases, including divorce, establishment of paternity, guardianship, adoption, parenting, and custody.

In a small class setting, you’ll learn to practice the fundamental skills developed in the first year or two of law school and gain confidence in one-on-one client meetings and in the court room. You'll be introduced to:

  • Client interviewing and counseling
  • Fact investigation
  • Drafting
  • Negotiating
  • Trial techniques
  • Preparing for and conducting trials and administrative hearings

The clinic is open to 2L and 3L students.

B688: Community Legal Clinic course description