As a pioneer in fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum, we understand the value of real-world experience for our students.
Working in a clinic is your opportunity to learn from our experienced faculty to hone your skills in counseling clients, conducting fact investigations and advocating in court while representing individuals facing real legal challenges.
All second-year and third-year students are eligible to participate in one of our 10 clinics:
In the Asylum Clinic, you will represent political asylum applicants in immigration proceedings before asylum officers, immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Clinical Prosecution Practicum
In the Clinical Prosecution Practicum, you will work in a local district attorney’s office and participate under a student practice order in the prosecution of criminal cases.
Community and Economic Development Clinic
In the Community and Economic Development Clinic, you will provide transactional (non-litigation) assistance to nonprofits, community-based organizations and microenterprises in low-income communities in and around Nassau County, with a preference for clients that contribute to social and economic justice.
Criminal Justice Clinic
In the Criminal Justice Clinic, you will represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanors in Nassau County District Court, providing the entire range of legal representation, from initial interview to sentencing.
Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Practicum
In the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Practicum, you will provide transactional (non-litigation) assistance to small businesses and start-up companies, with a particular focus on intellectual property issues that arise for start-ups in the earliest stages of venture formation.
Federal Tax Clinical Practicum
In the Federal Tax Clinical Practicum, you will represent taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service concerning the determination, collection or refund of any tax, additions to tax, penalties or interest under the Internal Revenue Code.
Immigration Clinical Practicum
In the Immigration Clinical Practicum, you will represent clients on various immigration applications, including naturalization, adjustment and family petitions. Most students are partnered with the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN), a Hempstead nonprofit.
Juvenile Justice Practicum
In the Juvenile Justice Clinic Practicum, you will represent youth at public school suspension hearings, residency matters, and related disciplinary and special education issues.
Youth Advocacy Clinic
In the Youth Advocacy Clinic, you will learn the facets of client advocacy through the challenging experience of representing youth in special immigrant juvenile matters and child maltreatment cases.