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Community Legal Clinic

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.

In a small class setting, you’ll learn how 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

B688: Community Legal Clinic course description