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.
All clinics listed here are part of the unified Penn State Law program.
For students entering in fall 2015 and beyond, the Community Law Clinic and Children’s Advocacy Clinic, and others, will be available to students at Dickinson Law in Carlisle. Other clinics listed here will only be available at Penn State Law in University Park for students entering in fall 2015 and beyond.
Penn State Law clinics include:
- Arts, Sports & Entertainment Law Clinic
Assisting artists, performers, and other creative people
- Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic
A policy clinic dedicated to immigrant wellbeing
- Children’s Advocacy Clinic
An innovative, interdisciplinary clinical program
- Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
Providing intense training in appellate advocacy and federal civil rights law
- Community Law Clinic
Helping people in central Pennsylvania in civil matters
- Family Law Clinic
Focused on divorce, child custody, and protection from abuse
- Indigent Criminal Justice
Helping individuals charged with a crime under supervision of public defenders
- International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
Implementing humanitarian projects in the developing world
- Rural Economic Development Clinic
Representing clients in energy, food, and agricultural sectors