When it comes to truly understanding how to practice law, the more real-life experience you can gain the better you will be as a lawyer upon graduation. At Chase, you can learn about the law first-hand by trying real cases and working alongside local practitioners to gain knowledge that supplements lessons learned from a textbook.
"It's a partnership model, so the students and I do everything together. You know we're really as a group intensely interested in what's happening to children and youth in our community. And then we go out to provide services to them."
Assistant Professor of Law
Director, Children's Law Center Clinic
Represent children and youths in actual cases involving a variety of matters such as status offenses, high-conflict custody disputes, educational concerns, or delinquency actions.
Litigate civil rights cases on behalf of prisoners and former offenders in Ohio state and federal courts. Handle all aspects of cases, from client interviews through trials and appellate brief writing and argument.
Represent indigent criminal defendants in court. From the initial client interview to final case disposition, you will gain practical experience in all stages of the litigation process.
Gain experience in transactional practice by helping clients choose an effective business structure, drafting concepts, and advising corporate and nonprofit clients on legal and finance issues.
Gain valuable legal experience in actual practice settings under the direct supervision of an experienced attorney. Increase your understanding of the lawyer’s role in the real world and discover your professional interests.