Legal Services Clinic
Meeting Legal Needs Training the Next Generation of Lawyers
The Interprofessional Center's Legal Services Clinic offers students exposure to client advocacy and litigation in a supervised setting, while provided much-needed legal services to low-income or non-profit clients. The legal services clinic is comprised of ten clinics: Appellate, Immigration Appellate, Bankruptcy Litigation, Elder Law, Immigration Law, Community Justice Project, Consumer Bankruptcy, Federal Commutation, Nonprofit Organizations, and Misdemeanor. Clients are referred to the Legal Services Clinic through a variety of social service agencies and programs.
The Legal Services Clinic provides students with opportunities to develop competent legal practice skills, to apply substantive course work to actual cases and to examine the institutional, ethical and personal problems inherent in the lives of today's practicing lawyers. It is designed to help students develop their own perspective on client advocacy and litigation and learn a structured approach to the lawyering process that will assist them in their legal studies and legal career.
At the same time, the Clinic provides legal services to individuals who could not otherwise afford them, including immigrants, the elderly, homeless adults and youth, victims of social injustice, and persons with chemical dependency.