Second- and third-year students get practical experience in interviewing clients, legal research, oral argument, and case management. Clinics focus on civil rights, criminal defense, entrepreneurship, family law, agricultural law, and international development.
Under the guidance of an experienced supervisor, second- and third-year students gain practical experience working in government offices, judicial chambers, and nonprofit organizations. Externships are available near the Law School as well as Washington, D.C. and The Hague.
Upper-level courses enable students to excel in practice areas like real estate, national security, and business law, as well as build negotiation, courtroom advocacy, and mediation skills.
Legal Research and Writing
A variety of legal writing classes give students the training they need to communicate professionally with judges, clients, colleagues, and adversaries. The Practice Oriented Research Tips and Training Certificate Program teaches students how to use research time effectively in a law firm environment.
Students compete in national and international advocacy events, building oral presentation, research, negotiation, and litigation skills.
Meaningful work during the summer is important for law students to gain on-the-job experience and build connections with other legal professionals. The Career Planning and Development staff works to help students through all phases of the job search.
The Law School hosts three scholarly journals.