Neighborhood Law Clinic

The Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC) is a community-based poverty law clinic located on South Park Street in the heart of Madison's South Side. NLC students work under the close supervision of the NLC clinical faculty and provide:

        • Individual representation in landlord-tenant, public benefits, and wage and hour cases
        • Community project advocacy, such as legislative analysis, community legal education, and community mobilization

About the Neighborhood Law Clinic

NLC's service mission is to provide a broad range of legal and advocacy services to low-income people in the communities surrounding the Law School. Our educational mission is to create a learning environment where, by assuming responsibility for matters affecting low income persons, students develop "lawyering skills" and learn how to think critically about the role and limits of law as a force for justice and social change.

Students engage in traditional litigation practice, using skills such as fact investigation, legal research, analysis, drafting, negotiation, counseling, and trial work. Students also learn to participate in and consider less traditional lawyering activities, such as public speaking, drafting community education materials, and participating in local campaigns for social and economic justice.

Consumer Resources

If you are interested in making an appointment call our intake line at (608) 265-2441. Intake appointments meet at our community office located at 2312 South Park Street in Madison. For further information about the program NLC contact Director Mitch at 263-9575; or by email at

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