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The clinics that will be offered are the following:
1. Asylum & Immigration (Asylum is a yearlong course and the Immigration is one semester course)
2. Business Law (yearlong)
3. Civil Litigation (one semester)
4. Civil Rights (yearlong)
5. Criminal Appeals (one semester)
6. Misdemeanor (one semester)
Clinics are intended for upper level students. 1L students (including Two-Year JD students who are in their first year of studies) are not eligible for clinical courses. Some 2Ls may be eligible depending on which clinic you are interested in, and if a 711 license is required. MJ students may not take clinical courses. Some clinics have prerequisites; please check the clinic descriptions for more information.
Resumes are the only document that is needed to apply. Please attached your resume to the application.
We encourage you to apply as soon as registration opens as clinical courses fill up fast. However, if you miss the deadline you can still apply, clinics with open spaces will accept applicants on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. The website and the application form will be updated to reflect which clinics are still accepting applications.
The Civil Rights and Misdemeanor clinics require students to be 711 eligible. Clinic staff will assist in processing your 711 application.
The vast majority of our clients are indigent individuals and families who cannot afford a private, fee-paid attorney. Most of our clients are referred to our clinics through legal aid agencies, community organizations, or courts that have established partnerships with us.
Clinics provide an opportunity to gain hands-on lawyering experience. Our clinical faculty are experienced attorneys with expertise in their fields. You will work with real clients who need help with real legal issues.
The DePaul Legal Clinic is also a chance to give back to the community and contribute to DePaul’s Vincentian mission. Most of our clients are from the local community and lack access to quality, affordable legal representation.