Legal Clinics | Law | Baylor University


Students looking for hands-on experience with actual client cases will discover both through Baylor Law’s Legal Clinics. As part of the School’s commitment to pro bono public service, students step outside the classroom and into the community, meeting and working with clients with real needs and real issues—most of who cannot afford a lawyer.

Current Baylor Law Legal Clinics include:

Over the past few years, more than 1,500 central Texans have been served by Baylor Law students, faculty, and volunteer attorneys. Under the supervision of a professor and licensed attorney, many clinics operate year-round. Most are voluntary and all provide students with invaluable experience.

For more information, please contact the Director of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, Joshua G. Borderud.

CLIENT COUNSELING.

Students discover that clients rarely arrive with their legal problems already tied in a neat bow. Developing the listening, interview and client counseling skills to elicit the facts—and the temperament to manage human side of the process—are foundational to any law practice.

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.

In some instances, students find the work they’re doing in clinic mirrors many of the same responsibilities—sometimes even in the same area—they will be assuming in practice. They learn how to gather information, interview clients, draft documents, and sometimes, even try cases—all with the safety net of a professor and practicing attorney for support.

BROADER PERSPECTIVES.

For many students, clinical situations provide their first encounter with the poor. Working with people whose lives are impacted, and sometimes torn, by things most of us take for granted is a light bulb moment for many. At the same time, they bring students face-to-face with people whose ethnic backgrounds, family upbringing, culture, political beliefs, and lives are very different from theirs. Being able see the law through the lens of a real

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