Hamline’s clinics provide students with a unique opportunity to develop valuable litigation, transactional, and alternative dispute resolution skills while representing low-income clients. As certified student attorneys, clinic students experience what it is like to be a lawyer with all its excitement, challenge, frustration, and reward. Students also see how law works in society from the point of view of clients, while facing ethical issues and employing the skills and values of lawyers.
Whether housed on-site in Hamline’s Clinic Office or off-site in the offices of our adjunct professors, Hamline’s clinics are dedicated to putting you in a leading role as a certified student attorney. Clinic cases are chosen to maximize student interaction with clients and foster student control and responsibility for every aspect of representation. In our Mediation Clinic, students mediate several cases a semester. Because clinics are taught in classes with student-teacher ratios of no more than 8-1, you will get supervision and feedback every step of the way from clinic professors who are both experienced practitioners in their field and experienced educators.
All clinic students are required to complete 70 hours of case work and participate in a two-hour weekly classroom component that teaches the law and procedure in the area, hones essential lawyering skills, explores public policy issues, and encourages students to reflect on their experiences. Your clinic experience draws on everything you have learned in law school -- substantive legal knowledge, lawyering skills, and ethics -- and gives you an opportunity to integrate and apply them to complex real-world problems. Students who have completed a clinic have the opportunity to continue for an additional semester as a student director.
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The clinics have a unified application process that takes place prior to registration. Find out more about how to apply for clinics. The deadline for Spring 2014 clinics is October 15, 2013.
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Professor and Director of Clinics
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