Lessons in law. Lessons in life.
Assist people with limited resources in tackling the legal hurdles of starting their own businesses. Help overturn wrongful convictions from the civil rights era. Represent battered women in complex family law cases.
Northeastern’s clinics seek to provide justice in particularly transformative ways, from promoting smart health policies to providing a voice — and a chance — for underprivileged populations through no-cost legal advice and representation. By participating in one or more of our clinics, you will not only develop the skills to become an effective lawyer and build a strong foundation to pursue public interest work — you’ll have to chance to improve others’ lives before earning your JD.
20 hours per week. A lifetime of benefits.
As a clinic participant, you’ll dedicate 20 hours each week for 11 weeks (one academic quarter) to real cases while working alongside faculty experts with significant experience in their fields. You’ll supplement and enhance the skills you develop while on co-op, gain unique insight from your faculty mentors and experience firsthand the tremendous impact you can have as a lawyer.
Each year more than 100 NUSL students participate in clinics, contributing more than 20,000 hours of legal assistance annually to people and populations with significant need. For more information, contact Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Law Jim Rowan or Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education Luke Bierman.