Experiential Learning

Food and Beverage Law Clinic Students working in the field

We have always known that a great legal education must teach more than statutes, regulations and case law. Students must also gain concrete practice skills and begin to learn the strategies and tactics of representation. Our cutting-edge curriculum gives students the foundation they need to build legal skills early in the first year. For upper level students, we offer a rich array of clinics, externships, pro bono scholars, and semester in practice, as well as simulation courses and advocacy programs, in a diverse array of practice areas, giving you practical learning experiences.

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Hone your Trial Skills in Moot Court Competitions

Haub Law students have a tremendous opportunity to represent the School in over twelve of the most prestigious national and international moot court competitions. Each fall, students are selected to represent the School in moot court competitions. Competition to participate is highly selective and Haub Law has a strong track record of moot court competition wins and placements around the country and internationally. 

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Learn by Doing in Advocacy and Simulation Courses

Our advocacy program and simulation courses allow you to learn by doing. In the advocacy program we feature introductory, as well as advanced learning in the art of questioning technique, evidence, jury profiling and selection, theory, and platform skills. Students are given an opportunity to develop skills in openings, closings and examinations. Similarly, each of our simulation courses addresses a range of legal skills in specific legal settings. Performances in various lawyering roles are videotaped and critiqued, to help you evaluate your competence as an attorney and identify areas in need of improvement. 

Real-World Legal Experiences

  • Work with Clients in our Clinics

    Solving real-world legal problems is an essential step in learning to exercise the professional judgment required to become a lawyer. Through our clinical programs, you will have the opportunity to represent clients on actual cases and gain practical experience in dealing with diverse and complex legal situations.

    Clinics
  • Learn from Professionals in an Externship

    Haub Law offers field placements with legal service providers, public interest organizations, government agencies, and private firms that offer first-hand exposure to a professional work environment. Externship opportunities accommodate a wide range of fields and interests, including environmental law, prosecution of criminal offenses, policy and advocacy on behalf of public interest organizations, and civil advocacy.

    Externships
  • Devote your Last Semester to Pro Bono Service

    The Pro Bono Scholars Program (PBSP) allows students in their final year of law school to devote their last semester to performing pro bono service for the poor through a law school clinic or legal services provider. Students who are admitted to the program take the New York bar examination in February of their final year of study, before they graduate.

    Pro Bono Scholars
  • Spend a Semester-in-Practice

    Semester-in-Practice is an opportunity for third-year students to spend a full semester in supervised practice at a law firm, government agency or nonprofit entity. The goal is to provide students with a bridge from the classroom to practice, to enable students to develop and hone practice skills before entering the job market, and to expose students to legal workplaces.

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