A meeting between students and attorneys at Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic.

NIU College of Law Health Advocacy Clinic

Our Clients and Cases

This Clinic 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 Clinic 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 Clinic 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 Clinic 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 Clinic seeks to address systemic legal and socio-environmental barriers affecting clients’ health and stability through community and policy advocacy.