Experiential Learning FAQs
In-house clinics are based in the Center for Clinical Programs, which is located inside the College of Law. Students enrolled in a clinic course attend a weekly clinic seminar and work in the clinic office handling real cases for their clients. Students in the clinic will perform all aspects of legal work, such as interviewing, counseling, negotiation, drafting documents, appearing before tribunals, and more. Students are supervised by faculty members or supervising attorneys employed by the clinic.
Off-Site clinics are taught and supervised by adjunct faculty. Students attend a seminar component of the course and perform the work of that clinic through the off-site office, where the professor is based.
Externships are also based off site. Externship placements include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and judge’s offices. Students are paired with site-supervising attorneys who work one-on-one with students as they develop their legal skills. Students also work throughout the semester with a faculty supervisor who helps guide their learning experience.
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Simulation courses are courses that simulate real legal work and may include assignments and role-plays based on real legal matters. However, no clients are involved.