MSU Law Clinic

Law Clinic Application

The law clinic is accepting applications for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. All students interested in enrolling in a clinic next year must submit an application. Please download the application here (PDF) and submit the application and required documents to Jesse Alvarez via email. Applications are due by 5PM on Friday, February 22nd. Please see our information sheet (PDF) or contact Jesse with any questions.

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Clinic students build experience and skills while helping real clients. Our clinics change lives for small-scale farmers in Detroit, elderly renters on the brink of eviction, refugees from global conflicts, and unaccompanied immigrant children, as well as members of other underserved groups.

Students have ownership of their cases. They navigate complex legal institutions on behalf of their clients with one-on-one support from dedicated faculty members.

On any given day, our clinic students are representing clients in court, investigating cases and developing strategies, mediating conflicts, preparing paperwork, and advocating for social change.