For more than sixty five years, the College of Law’s Legal Clinics have provided law students with opportunities to learn by doing—representing clients and helping resolve legal disputes. Our legal clinic is the oldest continually operating clinical program in the nation. We offer ten clinics as well as five externship programs, providing a clinic opportunity for every willing student:
Business Law Clinic
Domestic Violence Clinic
Family Mediation Clinic
Innocence/ Wrongful Convictions Clinic
Homer A. Jones, Jr. Wills Clinic
The College of Law takes its responsibility to the judicial system seriously. The College through its visionary Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution offers a Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution designed to help prepare students for the rigors of the practice of law. The Concentration’s tailored curriculum engages students in experiential learning through simulations and real-world experiences helping them to master a variety of lawyering skills. Courses are taught by a highly respected and experienced full-time faculty with diverse backgrounds and adjunct faculty who are members of the state and federal bench and bar. In addition to curricular offerings, the Center sponsors frequent multi-disciplinary symposia, lectures, and special events concerning emerging legal issues in which students, lawyers, judges, and other professionals participate.
The Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law seeks to improve the training of business lawyers in both transactional and litigation practices through the College of Law curriculum, its visiting professor program, faculty and student scholarship, the Wills Clinic, and presentations for the business bar and community both regionally and nationwide.