Clinical skills lie at the heart of how the law functions as a tool to help and protect others, especially society’s most vulnerable. The law school’s clinical options offer students invaluable, firsthand experience in representing real clients with real legal problems in real courts, under the supervision of faculty members.
> Columbus Community Legal Services
• Families and the Law Clinic
• General Practice Clinic
• Consumer Protection Project
• Advocacy for the Elderly Clinic
> Immigration Litigation Clinic
> Innocence Project Clinic and
> Criminal Prosecution Clinic
> Virginia Criminal Defense Clinic
(available spring 2014)
Externships and Outreach
Simulated Lawyering Courses
Realistic courtroom practice makes better lawyers and client advocates. CUA Law’s lawyering courses and programs expose students to roles as prosecutor, defense counsel, mediator, brief writer and case researcher, offering as close to real-world experience as it is possible for a law student to have.