Western New England University School of Law is committed to providing students with the opportunity to be immersed in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment which allows them to understand the practice of law more fully.
Clinics require dedication, commitment, and an openness to experiential learning. In addition to their clinic placement students attend weekly seminars and training sessions where they read materials and engage in discussions and simulation exercises that further develop their professional skills and broaden their perspectives. The interaction of clinic and classroom provides valuable educational opportunities for students to gain practice employing fundamental values of the legal profession: competence, problem solving, diligence, client loyalty, confidentiality, communication, professional independence, and a commitment to social justice.
The Western New England University School of Law offers students several options to gain firsthand experience working with clients, writing legal documents, conducting research, and litigating cases.
Students have the option of participating in one of the following Clinics:
Criminal Law Clinic
International Human Rights Clinic
Real Estate Practicum
Legal Services Clinic
Small Business Clinic
After January 1, 2015, candidates for admission to the New York bar must complete 50 qualifying hours of pro bono service. You may be able to fulfill the pro bono requirement by completing a clinic or externship. Please consult the New York Unified Court System website for more information about the New York requirement.
Questions? Contact Marie Fletcher at Tel.: 413-782-1469 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"My experience in the Small Business Clinic helped prepare me for my career by giving me practical experience in a professional setting, along with real-world pressures and deadlines."
Class of 2009