NIU College of Law Health Advocacy Clinic

Orientation, Seminar, and Clients' Casework

Time Commitment

Students in the NIU College of Law Health Advocacy Clinic are required to complete the following:

Partnership Orientation

  • An 8 hour orientation on the first Saturday of the Semester;

Partnership Seminar

  • A 1 hour and 50 minute seminar class each week
  • All required readings and assignments related to the clinic seminar;

Partnership Casework on Behalf of Clients

  • A minimum of 12 total hours each week working directly with clients and their cases which includes the following: 
    • A minimum of 8 hours each week at the NIU College of Law Health Advocacy Clinic located in Aurora, Illinois;
    • A minimum of 4 hours each week to be completed from any location; 
    • A minimum of 1 meeting per week with Clinical Professor discussing cases; and 
    • All additional hours necessary to meet the legal needs of assigned clients.