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Legal Clinics

In our four Legal Clinics, students represent actual clients, with the close oversight of clinical faculty, to attain real-world experience and skills. By putting their classroom study into practice, they gain a context for legal concepts they have learned. Students learn lawyering skills such as:

  • Interviewing clients and representatives
  • Counseling
  • Negotiation
  • Fact investigation
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Oral Advocacy

Many students find their clinic involvement one of the most memorable and important law school experiences.

Whittier Law School offers four Legal Clinics:

  • Children’s Advocacy Clinic
  • Coastkeeper Environmental Water Law Clinic
  • Family Violence Clinic
  • Special Education Clinic

For more information about the clinical program, please contact:

Jeanne Thomas
Clinical Professor and Director of Whittier Law School Children’s Rights Clinic

Colin Kelley
Coastkeeper Environmental Water Law Clinic