Ryan Pauley '09, Professor Paul Holland, and Josh Springer '09 worked with the Youth Advocacy Clinic to win clemency for a client.

Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic

Students in the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic work on real cases, gaining invaluable experience and helping clients who might otherwise not have attorneys. Ranked 17th in the country by U.S. News, our program provides students opportunities to engage in many different practice areas, including the first Indian Wills Clinic in the country and a Civil Rights Amicus Clinic, in which students participate in the planning and writing of amicus briefs on important civil rights cases from across the country. To provide an integrated program of lawyering skills, the clinic program faculty work closely with the Externship Program and the Legal Writing Program.

Law Clinic Students Say

"Knowing that you're helping a real person, it just matters more." (Read more)

Legal Writing Collaborative: Real Clients in the First Year
This program brings real clients and actual legal work into each law student's first year. These projects, done jointly with the Legal Writing Program and described in the video below, provide exceptional training in practical skills, generate remarkable student satisfaction, and ignite student passion for the practice of law.