Experiential education is a UIC Law hallmark—in fact, practical training is required for all of our students. Sharpen your lawyering skills in one of our seven Community Legal Clinics (CLCs) or at one of more than 50 externship sites, including the Restorative Justice Project. Working under the guidance of a judge or attorney, you will assist real people with real legal problems—small business owners, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, asylum seekers, people facing housing discrimination, and others who need your help.
Fieldwork Graduation Requirement
Each JD student must complete 3 fieldwork credit hours before graduation. You may complete this requirement, along with co-requisite seminar courses, in one of the seven Community Legal Clinics or with a placement arranged through the Externship Program.