Clinics

Immigration Justice Clinic representing clients at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Solving real-world legal problems constitutes an essential step in learning to exercise the professional judgment required to become a lawyer. Through Pace Law's clinics, students have the opportunity to represent clients on actual cases and gain practical experience in dealing with diverse and complex legal situations.

Working as an attorney, our students take on front-line responsibility and make all decisions under the guidance and supervision of the clinical faculty. The hands-on experience acquired in the clinics enhances and brings to life the doctrine students learn in other courses. All clinics include both casework and required seminars.


 

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Real Clients, Real Cases

Pace Law offers client-representation clinical programs in criminal defense, disability rights and health law, immigration, and investor rights. In these clinics, student interns represent clients who otherwise could not obtain legal assistance, in both litigation and transactional matters. Under faculty supervision, student interns handle all stages of litigation, from initial client interviews, case assessment and counseling, and plea drafts, through discovery, fact investigation, and settlement negotiations, to hearings and trials. Students engage in client interviews and counseling, prepare draft and final documents, and supervise the execution of legal instruments.

Clinic Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff direct our client clinics, supervising and working closely with students on cases and client representation.

Faculty

Margaret M. Flint

Professor of Law

Faculty

Vanessa H. Merton

Professor of Law

Faculty

Lissa Griffin

Professor of Law

Faculty

Jill Gross

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Faculty

Karl S. Coplan

Professor of Law

Faculty

Jonathan Brown

Professor

Clinic News and Recent Successes