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Legal Clinics

Our legal clinics offer St. Thomas School of Law students exposure to client advocacy and litigation in a supervised setting while providing much-needed legal services to low-income or non-profit clients. Clients are referred to these clinics through a variety of social service agencies and programs.

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, these clinics are 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 clinics provide 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.