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  • Students learn to solve clients’ problems by using effective research techniques, in-depth legal analysis, and clear and concise written and oral communication beginning with their first year legal writing classes.
  • Clinics offer students opportunities ranging from Supreme Court appeals to criminal defense work.


Students learn by experience in Penn State Law’s legal clinics. Under the guidance of clinical faculty, second- and third-year students earn academic credit while engaging in all aspects of the legal process, from legislative advocacy to client representation. Corresponding skills training courses give students a knowledge base on which to build their professional experiences.

Students interested in applying for the Fall 2014 semester should complete the Clinics Application by March 19, 2014.

Students interested in learning more about the law school’s clinical programs should review the following resources:

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Law School Policy for Clinics that Work with Minors