Clinical Programs

NIU Legal Clinics change lives: See how you can help real clients solve real world legal problems.

A History of Public Service While Acquiring Necessary Skills for Practice

Our mission is to provide hands-on learning opportunities for law students to advocate on behalf of real clients under the supervision of clinical faculty who are experienced lawyers. Through the clinic’s commitment to social justice and providing free legal services, your advocacy and hard work can dramatically improve the life circumstances of people in need.

Through clinical experiences we help build strong “holistically trained” lawyers prepared for any practice setting, with built-in connectivity to lawyers and judges in the field—while providing a much-needed free service. You will be able to serve communities in the area while learning from engaged professors in the clinical setting. 

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