Clinic Students Highlight Benefits of Clinic Experience - Applications for Spring Clinics Being Accepted Now

On November 6, 2013, students who have taken a clinical course at the NIU College of Law discussed the benefits of participating in a clinic and shared how their work in the clinic has provided them with valuable experience representing clients and acting as lead counsel in their cases. Clinical faculty provided information about each of their clinics and answered questions about the application process.

To learn more about the College of Law's clinical program and to hear what NIU law students are saying about their clinic experience, you can watch video of the event.

This Fall, the College of Law has doubled its clinical offerings and allows students to begin their clinical education in the second year of law school. Students who have completed 45 credit hours are eligible to apply for a Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 Student License, with the Dean's approval. Although a 711 license is required for three of the clinics, it is not required to participate in the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic.

The College of Law offers the following four clinics:

Civil Justice Clinic
711 License, Lawyering Skills, and Professional Responsibility Required

Foreclosure Mediation Clinic
711 License and Professional Responsibility Required

Juvenile Justice Clinic
711 License, Lawyering Skills, and Professional Responsibility Required

NIU College of Law Medical-Legal Partnership
711 License Not Required
Professional Responsibility Required

More information about each of NIU's four clinics can be found at on the NIU Law Clinical Program website

The clinic application and related 711 license forms are also available online.

Clinic applications for the Spring 2014 semester are due on December 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after December 18th, if space is still available.