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Directly Impact Your Community

Experiential education is a UIC Law hallmark—in fact, practical training is guaranteed for all of our students. Sharpen your skills in one of our Community Legal Clinics or at one of more than 50 externship sites. Working under the mentorship of a judge or attorney, you will assist real people with real legal problems—veterans, victims of domestic violence, citizens facing housing discrimination, and other people who need your help.

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Restorative Justice Project

The Restorative Justice Project (RJP) trains law students in the philosophy and practice of restorative justice so that they become better lawyers. Guest lecturers provide concrete examples of how restorative justice can be used to resolve disputes in both civil and criminal cases. Students learn different restorative techniques and how to become effective circle keepers. Students are encouraged to observe proceedings in the federal and state courts, and especially those courts that are directly implementing restorative justice. The students also work to implement restorative justice and to learn about the problems faced every day by persons in low-income communities and communities of color.