Clinics are the law school’s teaching law offices. They are free, community legal services programs that allow students to engage in law practice under close supervision of full time, seasoned expert faculty members.
Whether involving litigation, transactional work, or mediation, the clinics place students in a “first chair” position as lead attorneys in their matters, with full responsibility to carry out all lawyering duties. The clinics provide the most intensive training and supervision among NDLS experiential programs, combining classroom sessions with frequent one-on-one supervision.
While learning a host of fundamental lawyering skills, clinic students also provide an invaluable community service to clients who cannot afford legal counsel.
Each clinic has unique policies and procedures. Students interested in registering for a clinic should carefully review the information listed on that clinic’s web page.
- Community Development Clinic
- Economic Justice Clinic
- Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic
- Mediation Clinic
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