Clinics

International human rights

In Pursuit of Global Justice

How a Law School Clinic Teaches Students to Navigate Complex Human Rights Issues

One day last summer, Aaron Tucek, ’19, sat before members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, his heart pounding as he prepared to make the most of the next 10 minutes.

The clinical programs operate through six distinct, autonomous units that function as separate 'law firms' with their own faculty and support staff: 

In addition, there are two other clinics in which students work on behalf of clients in a supervised field placement at an outside agency and take a companion seminar at the Law School:

Immigration

Law School to Launch Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

Nicole Hallett Joins Clinical Faculty to Direct Project

The University of Chicago Law School will launch a new Immigrants’ Rights Clinic in January, adding to the school’s robust set of clinical offerings and giving students a chance to work in a pressing, and often fast-changing, area of the law with a rising star in the field.

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Second- and third-year students obtain practical training through the Law School’s clinical and experiential programs, in which students represent clients and engage in other lawyering roles under the supervision of full time clinical teachers, faculty, and practicing attorneys. The Law School’s clinical and experiential programs give students an opportunity to learn litigation, legislative advocacy, and transactional skills.

The Clinic Experience

Soo Park, class of 2014 and participant in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project Clinic, describes the student experience in UChicago Law's clinical program.