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Legal Clinics

Legal Clinics allow law students to practice law with actual clients facing real legal issues. After the student’s first year in law school learning the theory of the law, Legal Clinics enable law students to hone their lawyering skills through actual legal practice as a second or third year law student. The law school offers a number of Legal Clinics in different practice areas so students can build their practice skills in a particular practice area while​​​ also building practice experience on their res​ume. The law school offers In-House Clinics and Field Clinics.

In-House Clinics are legal clinics housed within the law school providing legal services to actual clients facing real legal issues. Whether you are an aspiring criminal lawyer looking to hone your trial skills or criminal appellate skills or desire to be a business lawyer, our In-House Clinics offer you the opportunity to practice in your chosen practice area. If you are interested in counseling asylum seekers to the US or want to practice immigration law, we have in-house legal clinics that will provide you that opportunity. With an In-House Clinic, you will be the primary contact for your client; counseling your client directly on their legal issues. In-House Clinics are semester or year-long and are 3, 4 and 6 credits, depending on the Clinic.

DePaul Law currently offers clinical programs in the following nine practice areas:


DePaul Legal Clinics
25 East Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1050 (O’Malley)
Chicago, IL 60604