Mental Health Court Clinic student Nick Allen talks with 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 includes a ground-breaking Mental Health Court Clinic, 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

"I didn't take a clinic until my last semester but I really wish I had done it sooner because it was far and away the most rewarding aspect of law school..." (Read more)

"Representing a client who survived domestic violence in court was one of the most rewarding moments of my entire life. I felt like everything I ever learned in other law school classes was really about being able to represent my client, and it was worth it..." (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.