Clinical Education Program
The Clinical Education Program at The University of Tulsa College of Law prepares students for the practice of law through a combination of real-world experience, intensive supervision, and dynamic seminars. While enrolled in a clinic, students engage in the actual practice of law by representing clients in a range of legal matters under the supervision and guidance of clinical faculty. Through their experience in the clinics, students develop the strategic, practical, and ethical abilities that are the foundation of high-quality legal practice.
Clinic students also provide essential legal services to underserved individuals and communities. By engaging in public interest legal practice, clinic students have the opportunity to critically reflect on the justice system, and their role in it, in the context of their development as lawyers. Many students find that a clinic experience is the most valuable, rewarding, and challenging aspect of their legal education.
During their second and third years, students may enroll in the Immigrant Rights Project and the Family Advocacy Clinic. Both clinics are one semester courses, but opportunities exist for students to participate in advanced clinic placements in subsequent semesters.
The faculty-student ratio in clinical courses is extremely low (typically a clinical faculty member teaches no more than 8 students), in order to ensure students the intensive and enriching experience that clinics should deliver. To learn more about each clinic, follow the links below.
Immigrant Rights Project
Faculty: Professor McCormick
Prerequisites or Co-Requisites: Professional Responsibility
Family Advocacy Clinic
Faculty: Professor Carpenter
Credits: 4-6 (announced prior to registration)
Prerequisites or Co-Requisites: Evidence, and Professional Responsibility
Other Requirements: Oklahoma Legal Intern License