College of Law

Legal Clinics and Externships

The College of Law offers a rich array of clinical opportunities for full- and part-time upper-level students and guarantees a clinical or externship experience for any interested student. Clinic students are placed in supervised settings in which they learn practical and professional skills as they explore the role of a practicing lawyer, prosecutor, judge, and mediator. The object of the clinical programs is to create a rigorous and dynamic educational experience where students "learn by doing."

Each clinic provides individualized and small group instruction in legal institutions and the lawyering process, as well as practical, hands-on, real-life experience in carefully selected legal environments. Through the clinical programs, law students hone their legal skills while providing high-quality legal services to individuals and groups in our community.

Students entering in or after fall 2014 must take at least six credits of experiential courses, of which at least four credits must be in clinic or externship courses. More information on this requirement for graduation is available on the Degree Requirements page and Experiential Learning Requirement page.

To contact our legal clinics, please call 419.530.4236.

Last Updated: 10/22/19