Clinical Programs

Street Law Clinic meeting

Southwestern’s legal clinics offer law students multiple opportunities to gain practical lawyering skills while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations.  By participating in a clinic, students can get out of the classroom and work directly with and in the community.  Clinic students work on real cases for academic credit under the close supervision and guidance of faculty who are practicing attorneys. The students take on heavy responsibility for strategy and execution of an array of legal matters and often are involved in cases from beginning to end. They must adhere to professional responsibility requirements such as client confidentiality, civility and duty to the court.  Students develop as professionals and learn first-hand the importance of access to justice.

Note:  Advanced clinic opportunities are also available in the Children's Rights, Immigration Law, and Street Law Clinics.