Experiential and Clinical Learning

put your passion into practice

Throughout your time at Chase, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply what you are learning in the classroom. In fact, our commitment to offering skills-oriented, practice-based experiences has earned us the reputation as “The Lawyer’s School” – a place where our graduates are practice-ready on day one following graduation. 

Chase faculty combine their passion and expertise to the classroom in areas such as: advocacy, art law, corporate law, children’s law, constitutional law, employment law, family law, intellectual property law, international law, public interest law, sports law, and tax law. Our diverse community of nationally recognized scholars, specialists, and distinguished practitioners are dedicated to providing you with best-in-class educational experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Centers and institutes at Chase provide opportunities for students to expand their knowledge or to develop practical skills through symposia, training workshops, and competitions. The centers and institutes are directed by Chase professors and attract scholars and practicing lawyers from throughout the nation to participate in panel discussions and presentations.
As important as the legal doctrines students learn in classes are, knowing how to apply them before entering practice and how to work in the legal community are equally important. An externship in which a student works with lawyers or judges in a supervised setting for academic credit provides that experience.
Clinical programs are opportunities for students to apply the knowledge, critical thinking, and practical skills they develop in classes to real situations with clients in contested cases or in business-related matters. Students assume responsibilities for interviewing clients, investigating claims, drafting documents, and, for those with a limited law license, appearing in court with a lawyer’s supervision.
Chase students learn early about lawyers’ professional responsibility to provide uncompensated legal services for the public good − and at the same time they develop practical skills and make professional contacts that enhance their own career development. All students must complete 50 hours of law-related pro bono work prior to graduation. 

Other Ways to Get Involved

Students looking for additional experience should visit our Student Life Activities and Organizations page to explore the options below:

  • Student Bar Association
  • Law Review
  • Competition Teams
  • Writing Competitions
  • Student Organizations 

Activities & Organizations