Law clinics and externships place students into real-world settings, providing an intimate view of the law and the difference the profession makes in changing lives and shaping policy. The value of this real-life education to you, to clients and to prospective employers is huge — and we have a reputation for doing it well.
Through our 6 on-campus clinics, you’ll have the opportunity to provide free legal aid to underserved residents: single parents, children, immigrants, veterans or indigent clients with a tax problem. Your supervising lawyers are full-time faculty who are invested not only in the well-being of your clients, but also in how you grow professionally and personally.
Your experiences in our clinics will offer the opportunity to interview and advise clients, negotiate and perhaps represent them in front of a judge. You could be called on to question a witness on the stand. Whether working for a client in a tax dispute or housing issue, or helping a former inmate re-enter the workforce, you will positively impact the lives of others.
Working directly with legal professionals in our extensive externship program will show you how lawyers, judges and mediators integrate theory and skill. You can choose just about any area of practice — such as criminal, corporate, health, family, employment or intellectual property — in just about any location. You will do real legal work side-by-side with practitioners, with the opportunity for reflection with your peers and your professor when you return to law school. Whether you enroll in a clinic and externship, or both — when you graduate from Quinnipiac School of Law, you'll be ready to get to work.