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
Credits: 6
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

ANNOUNCEMENT:  

If you are a recent TU Law School graduate, you are invited to apply for the TIRN Fellowship that begins this Fall.   The TIRN Fellowship is a full-time, paid, two-year attorney position.  The fellow will have the opportunity to take the lead on complicated immigration matters and have direct client interaction.  The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in networking and training pro bono attorneys in the Tulsa community, a great chance for recent law graduates to build their own networks, and participate in outreach and education to the greater Tulsa community.  TIRN will provide structured supervision, training and mentoring on substantive law, practice skills, outreach, legal education for non-lawyers and working with non-legal issues that arise in immigration cases.   If you are interested, you can click on the link to the application here.  Please read the announcement carefully regarding the requirements for the Fellowship and the required application procedures.  If you have any questions, please contact me at the email listed below.     

Thanks.  

Miriam (Mimi) Marton, Director of TIRN, mimi-marton@utulsa.edu