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.
"The Children's Law Center Clinic is a partnership model; the students and I do everything together. We're intensely interested in what's happening to children and youth in our community. And then we go out to provide them with pro bono legal services."
Associate 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.
Perform the functions of an Assistant Public Advocate by investigating cases of inmates claiming to be innocent of the crimes for which they have been convicted.
Draft contracts. Negotiate deals. Build client relationships. As a student clinician, you will develop your substantive knowledge of business law and develop your legal skills for a transactional law practice.
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.
Public Interest Law
“My students know substantively that I care deeply about the clients. People want to write off most of our clients. The Constitutional Litigation Clinic and the Ohio Justice & Policy Center fill a gap for legal services for the most marginalized in our community.”
Assistant Professor of Law
Executive Director, Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Director, Chase Consitutional Litigation Clinic