About The Clinical Programs
Among its several missions, the School of Law strives to prepare students to be practicing lawyers. While traditional academic course work provides the foundation for skills training, the School of Law has multiple ways for law students to experience the actual practice of law in supervised settings.
A maximum of 12 credit hours may be gained toward the 88 credits required for graduation.
The Clinic Philosophy:
To paraphrase Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the life of the law is experience. While still a student, you can experience the real practice of law in a variety of supervised settings by working with courts, attorneys and clients in actual cases. This is why clinics are sometimes referred to as the "classroom in the courtroom."
Clinic students have presented oral arguments on many occasions before the Ninth District Court of Appeals; represented clients in Federal District Court on Prisoner Civil Rights Cases; written briefs that are argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and have helped small business clients with a variety of business law issues including contract negotiation, business planning and choice of entity.
Students who have graduated from the clinic have assumed various positions in, and as:
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