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Community Legal Clinics

Learn in Our Clinics. Advocate for Our Community

UIC Law clinical opportunities offer JD candidates the opportunity to gain legal experience by representing real clients who would not otherwise be able to afford a lawyer. The Community Legal Clinics are a large in-house law office inside of the law school made up of different subject-matter areas of clinic activity. In the clinics, you have the opportunity to work on real-life cases and projects and will be in the role of the attorney on the matters, cases, and projects. You will work under the close supervision of a faculty member or other clinic supervisor, licensed experienced attorneys. All seven clinics are designed to develop the practice-ready skills that employers seek in career applicants.

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Michael Schlesinger, alumnus of the Law School and former director of the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (formerly known as the Business Enterprise Clinic), established the Education Fund to provide scholarships for outstanding clinic students.  These merit-based scholarships are awarded each year to a clinic student or students who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to and performance of direct legal services to clients.

Congratulations 2023 CLC Scholarship Recipients!

  • Michelle Kavanaugh (Fair Housing)
  • Alex Krasne (Pro Bono)
  • Milagros Ortiz (CESEC)