Law Clinic Awarded 2013 Outstanding Law Firm
Texas A&M University School of Law Law Clinic received the 2013 Outstanding Law Firm award from Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas at the "Celebrate Pro Bono" reception honoring organizations and individuals for contributions to the promotion of equal justice. This is the third time the Law Clinic has been recognized by Legal Aid and the Tarrant County Bar Asssociation. A pillar of Texas A&M School of Law's experiential learning program and commitment to service, the Law Clinic has also been recognized by Tarrant County Commissioners and the National Association of Social Workers for its efforts to help those who could not otherwise afford legal representation.
Your Chance to Practice Law
Register for the Summer 2014 Law Clinic today!
Law school and reality meet head-on in the Law Clinic. For the first time, students will wrestle as a legal intern with legal and ethical issues involving real people. Students are eligible to enroll in the Law Clinic when they have completed 45 hours in law school - usually coinciding with the second semester of the second year of law school for full-time students
The Law Clinic focuses on the following areas of law: family law, children's issues, and Social Security and SSI disability.
A focus on children's issues allows students to be an advocate on a variety of cases affecting children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. A focus in family law allows students to be an advocate for the needs of people of all ages in domestic violence cases and people needing a divorce. A focus on Social Security and SSI law allows students to help clients who need disability benefits due to severe physical and/or mental impairments.
In all cases, students conduct interviews, investigate cases, draft pleadings and documents, build case theories, and appear in court, and file appeals as counsel under experienced attorney supervision.