DePaul College of Law will no longer be offering the Family Law clinic as of Fall 2018.
Fall or spring semester: 3 credits
In the Family Law
Clinic, students are responsible for a divorce case and a domestic violence
case referred to the clinic by a legal service organization. You will interview
clients, prepare pleadings, prepare clients for court appearances,
represent clients in court, and take all other actions necessary on
their clients' behalf. Through cases, class discussions, assignments and related
work, the clinic provides an essential practical overview of how to
handle various family law matters. You will gain an appreciation of how
the actions, communications and judgment of a person handling a family
law matter affect the well-being of each member of a client's family,
not only during the course of representation, but for years to come. At
the same time, you gain an appreciation of how race, gender and class
affect outcomes. It is strongly recommended that students take the following courses prior to participating in this clinic: Evidence; Trial Advocacy; either Law and the Family Unit or Marital Dissolution Process.
The Family Law Clinic also counts as a practicum for the family law
Student applicants must be eligible to obtain a 711 license.