18 Clinical Opportunities Prepare Students for Practice
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The nationally-recognized Clinical Education Program continues to be extremely popular at Washington University School of Law. This year, 80 percent of second- and third-year law students are enrolled in one of the 18 clinics and externship programs at the law school. With programs ranging from environmental law to entrepreneurship and intellectual property, students have the opportunity to learn professional skills and values by working directly with clients, attorneys, judges, and legislators in a substantive area of interest to them.
While students have a wealth of classroom experience prior to starting in the Clinical Education Program, they often have little or no practical experience with taking depositions, interviewing clients, or working with other lawyers in a professional setting. The experience can be high-stakes, and the Clinical Education Program makes every effort to help the students hit the ground running. The individual clinics and externship programs offer a variety of orientation programs to prepare students for their first days in the office or at court.
Last Updated June 13, 2018