students in mediation practicum classroom

Clinics, Externships and Experiential Learning Programs

The University of Georgia School of Law's 15 different clinical, externship and experiential learning offerings teach students about the law and being a lawyer through work on real problems in the real world. Students work alongside experienced attorneys, take seminars that develop their lawyering abilities and knowledge of the law, and encounter the ethical and practical realities of service to clients and to the public. Our clinical and externship courses hone students’ abilities as advocates, planners, drafters and neutrals.

The wide range of practice opportunities encourages more informed and confident choices about careers after graduation. Students encounter the value of public service and deepen their commitment to clients and to justice. These courses create invaluable networking and career development opportunities. Finally, through careful clinical supervision, students develop practice habits that foster good judgment and careful practice as lawyers.

Our clinics and externships also provide an invaluable service to the community. Working together, Georgia Law's faculty and students provide legal services for the poor, for victims of violence, for criminal defendants and the prosecution, and for local, state and federal agencies. They provide important help to judges in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Additionally, they help to resolve disputes as mediators, to create new businesses for entrepreneurs and to plan for the use of water in key Georgia watersheds.

Georgia Law’s clinics and externships embody the law school’s commitment to producing the next generation of leaders in Georgia and the nation. Furthermore, the diversity of clinical and externship courses offers current students a broad array of choices. Please explore the courses currently available.

Appellate Litigation Clinic

D.C. Semester in Practice

Atlanta Semester in Practice

Environmental Practicum

Business Law Clinic

Family Violence Clinic

Capital Assistance Project

Mediation Practicum

Civil Externship

Prosecutorial Justice Program

Community Health Law Partnership

Public Interest Practicum 

Corporate Counsel Externship

Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic

Criminal Defense Practicum

 

Environmental Practicum Water Testing photo by Kelley Wegel.