University Law Clinics
University law clinics provide law students with real-life work experience, develop local legal capacity, and help protect human rights around the world. Students working in university law clinic—supervised by a law professor or practicing lawyer—provide legal assistance to poor and marginalized clients while gaining exposure to the problems faced by these groups. The clinical experience offers an invaluable opportunity to use what they have learned in the classroom to empower those whose rights have been violated and who would not otherwise have access to legal assistance. Ultimately, this can be a transformative experience for them--instilling a life-long commitment to public service.
This section was developed by the Open Society Justice Initiative to serve as a resource for new and existing clinics worldwide. For more information about the Justice Initiative’s clinic development work globally, please click here.
General Information on Clinics and Clinical Legal Education
This section contains information relevant to clinics where professors directly supervise students on cases or other experiential projects.
This section contains information relevant to clinics where someone other than a professor serves as the primary supervisor for students working on cases or other experiential projects.
Streetlaw/Public Education Clinics
This section contains information relevant to clinics conduct workshops and presentations to educate the public about their legal rights.
Other Clinical Models
This section contains information relevant to clinics that specialize in a particular area of the law or legal procedure, such as family law clinics or pre-trial detention clinics.
Non-English Language Materials
Associations, Organizations, and Journals
Events-Conferences,Trainings, and Workshops
Links to Useful Websites