As one of the first law schools to initiate a clinical program, UW Law School is committed to practical experience as a part of legal education. The Frank J. Remington Center and the Economic Justice Institute were among the school's first clinical programs. Over the years, UW Law has strengthened and increased the number of clinical opportunities it provides.


Hands-on lawyering experiences with real people

Clinics provide students with hands-on lawyering experiences with real people—clients, victims, witnesses, family members, lawyers, and judges—enhancing student understanding of the roles and responsibilities of practicing attorneys.

Under the supervision of clinical professors or supervising attorneys, students interview clients, perform factual investigations, conduct legal research, prepare client letters, draft legal documents, and write briefs.


2024 Midwest Clinical Conference, Nov. 7-9

We invite you to join us at the Midwest Clinical Conference this fall to celebrate our collective “Clinical Idea” and the ways we all collaborate to benefit legal education and our many communities. Our conference theme is broad, and we welcome proposals of all types: panel discussions, individual or team presenters, paper presentations, or incubator sessions for posing challenging questions or floating ideas and innovations in clinical teaching, service, or scholarship.

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