Clinical Programs

2011 Fall Clinic Photo

Ave Maria School of Law’s Clinical Program provides students with opportunities in an array of practice areas. By serving actual clients, students develop skills, learn advanced research and case development strategies, achieve a greater understanding of the relevant substantive law, and gain practical experience serving actual clients. In addition, students gain a deeper appreciation for the mission of Ave Maria School of Law, which encourages its students and graduates to serve the common good.

In the Community Development Law Clinic, students represent victims of human trafficking, and other violent crimes, engage in community outreach and training, learn conflict resolution skills, observe and co-mediate actual small claims disputes, and serve clients seeking patent protections.

In the Asylum and Immigration Rights Law Clinic, students represent clients such as asylum seekers and unaccompanied immigrant children in Immigration Court, and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department officers.