What is the Clinical Program?

Clinical Program

The College of Law offers a variety of clinical experiences for credit (also see non-credit Pro Bono Initiative). Clinics include a classroom component, which helps students prepare for their legal work and offers a forum for students to reflect on their experiences. Clinical placements help students to develop a range of practice-related skills and to gain insights into their strengths and career preferences. In recent years the Clinical Program has added faculty-supervised clinics in Environmental Law, Innocence, Appellate Practice and Public Policy work.  Learn more!

Because the College of Law draws on external placements as well as clinics supervised by faculty members, we can accommodate all students who want a lawyering experience each and every semester beginning their second year. Taking advantage of the College’s wide selection of clinical opportunities, many students enroll in several different clinics during law school. Students may earn up to 14 credits toward graduation from clinical placement work, not including graded credit received for participation in the accompanying academic courses.

Why Enroll?

To learn and practice new skills, understand legal institutions and law in the context of practice, gain insight into one’s strengths and career preferences, and provide valuable service. Please see the clinic link list to the right.

September 2, 2013 — An article in the new issue of Prelaw magazine ranks the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law third among the top 25 schools in the nation for externship opportunities. Read the entire story here.

Get in touch with the Clinical Program via email, by calling 801-585-7703, or visit the Clinical Program Office in Room 185 at the College of Law.