Welcome to the Law Clinics
At the Rogers College of Law, we believe that experiential learning is an essential ingredient in the educational process. Our extensive clinical education offerings include in-house clinics and placement clinics. Through the clinics, you will be involved in cases where your work and decisions will make a difference in the lives of your clients.
You may find yourself in the Child and Family Law Clinic representing an eight year old child who has been abused or a victim of domestic violence who needs legal protection. In the Veterans’ Advocacy Pilot Clinic you may represent veterans trying to obtain disability benefits or assist veterans in the city or county Veterans’ Court. Through the Immigration Law Clinic, you may help someone who has been persecuted in his/her home country and is seeking asylum here. In the Civil Rights Restoration Clinic, you may be able to help an ex-offender who is getting his life back on track and wants to be able to vote again. Through the Indigenous Peoples Law Clinic you may help a tribe of indigenous people - whether in Central America or here in Arizona - trying to prevent the destruction of their sacred lands. In each of these in-house clinics, you will work closely with a faculty member and your fellow students in trying to resolve such problems and, in the course of doing so, learn what it means to be a responsible, ethical and compassionate lawyer.
In addition to the four in-house clinics, we place students with practicing lawyers to handle criminal and civil cases. The learning experience in these clinics equals what you will gain through the in-house clinics. You may find yourself prosecuting misdemeanors in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic or working with a public defender in representing someone charged with a felony in the Criminal Defense Clinic. You may work closely with a government lawyer handling a white-collar crime prosecution or a consumer fraud case through the Arizona Attorney General's Clinic, or through the Mortgage Clinic assisting a legal services lawyer in trying to prevent a low-income family from losing its home.
It is exciting work...it is meaningful work...it is highly educational work...it is real lawyering. And you can be part of it by participating in one of the law school's clinical programs. Please feel free to contact any of our clinical faculty if you have questions.