Wills & Estates Clinic
Looking for real-world, practical experience and practice-ready skills employers demand?
Looking to help those in need?
According to some statistics, the number of Americans without an effective estate plan has topped more than half. This means that many people, including elderly and low income citizens, are legally unprotected and subject to the risks associated with becoming disabled or dying without a professionally-drafted estate plan in place.
You can help. And build your career at the same time.
In the Texas A&M Law Wills & Estates Clinic students have the opportunity to represent senior-citizen clients in estate planning matters under the supervision of licensed attorneys.
In the Wills & Estates Clinic, you will:
- Receive instruction from experienced attorneys specializing in estate planning, elder law and probate on specific issues related to estate planning;
- Prepare and present information to groups of low-income senior citizens on important issues regarding estate planning which may affect their families;
- Manage client relationships, including drafting and executing a client engagement agreement, interviewing clients to ascertain their needs, and communicating with clients;
- Prepare and assist clients in executing their estate planning documents;
- Work with attorneys as their “associate attorneys” to ensure clients are well served and appropriate estate plans are prepared.
The Wills & Estates Clinic counts towards your oral skills requirement. You must submit an application to be considered for the Clinic, which is open to all upper-level full-time and part-time students who have taken the Wills & Estates course.