Clinics offer students a unique opportunity to see how the law works in practice before they graduate from the college. In clinics, students use methods learned in the classroom to help clients. The facility for the on-campus clinics functions like a law firm and serves clients who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Students in the in-house clinics are assigned to their own cases and work under the supervision of law faculty or a supervising attorney. Participating in a clinic is the perfect way for students to explore their areas of interest and find their passion.
The in-house clinics are one semester available in the fall and spring. There is no limit on the number of clinic credits that a student may earn. In-house clinics are graded and are four credit hours per semester.
Off-site clinics are one year long, are pass/fail and offer a total of six credits for the year.
Students help capital defender attorneys represent individuals facing the death penalty who want to have their sentences reverse.
Students receive training and certification as registered mediators. They mediate disputes between landlords and tenants and more.
The clinic is in partnership with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project. It focuses on advocacy arising out of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision.
Clinic applications are accepted for the fall semester during the previous spring, and for the spring in the previous fall semester.
Students are accepted based on demand. Students may apply for all three in-house clinics at the same time and indicate their order of preference.
What will I do in a clinic?
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What is the time commitment for clinics?
What if there is not a clinic in the practice area of my interest?
Can I work an outside job while I take a clinic?
Can I drop a clinic?
Are there clinic opportunities for part-time students?
Students whose schedule does not permit day-time participation may wish to explore externship opportunities, of which there are several that can accommodate evening work. Please view the Externship page for opportunities.
Do I need prior experience to do a clinic or other course?
Can a student take more than one in-house clinic?
If I do not get accepted to a clinic, is there a wait list?
Is there a cap on the number of clinics or other experiential courses a student may take?
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