Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

The Clinical Law Center’s mission is to provide effective learning opportunities for law students in the basic skills of law practice through (1) client representation; (2) classroom instruction; and (3) individual mentoring. In fulfilling this mission, the Clinic will strive to serve unmet legal needs of the poor and under-represented in keeping with the Judeo-Christian tradition of working for social justice.

In keeping with the Clinical Law Center’s mission, and with the aspirations and ideals of the Notre Dame Law School, the clinical faculty will endeavor –

  1. To inculcate high standards of ethical practice by reflecting with students on their legal obligations as attorneys and the moral dimensions of law practice;
  2. To encourage students to become leaders in improving the administration of justice and to incorporate public service as an integral component of their legal careers;
  3. To contribute to the development of the law and the improvement of legal education through scholarly and other professional activities.