NIU College of Law Medical-Legal Partnership
Our Clients and Cases
This Partnership is part of a partnership between Northern Illinois University College of Law, Aunt Martha’s Health Center, and Hesed House Shelter and Transitional Living Community.
- The Partnership provides legal representation to clients, who are receiving health-related services from Aunt Martha's, in order to address socio-environmental barriers affecting their health and stability.
- The Partnership educates and trains NIU Law students to work collaboratively, develop and apply legal skills through client representation, and awaken in them a duty to use those skills to serve others.
- The Partnership seeks to develop and sustain inter-disciplinary relationships among healthcare providers, social workers, lawyers, and law students to holistically address client and patient needs.
- The Partnership seeks to address systemic legal and socio-environmental barriers affecting clients’ health and stability through community and policy advocacy.