Civil Clinic

The Civil Clinical Law Program is the College of Law’s first formal clinical program, launching in January, 1975.  Students in the Civil Clinic have an opportunity to 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.  In addition to litigation-based experiences, Civil Clinic students also have opportunities to engage in projects that help them develop their drafting and planning skills, such as the Advance Directive Clinic Project, in which students draft simple estate planning documents for clients.  Students’ caseloads are designed to approximate the types of matters they might expect to handle as new lawyers in a variety of practice settings.