Prepared for practice.
Linking classroom study with hands-on experience, and inspired by the Jesuit philosophy that promotes service to others, Northampton six clinics encourage students to contribute to society while gaining vital practical experience.
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY LAW CENTER
OBTAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE in representing residents who cannot afford legal services. You’ll acquire valuable first-hand knowledge about the essential skills involved in the practice of law, including client interviewing and counseling, case planning and negotiation, fact investigation, and oral and written advocacy.
LEGISLATION AND POLICY CLINIC
WORK ON POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH and advocacy projects that have an impact on systems affecting children and families, including child protection, juvenile justice, health, and immigration.
CIVITAS CHILDLAW CLINIC
DEVELOP SKILLS NEEDED TO REPRESENT CHILDREN by serving as children’s lawyers in cases primarily involving child protection and high-conflict child custody disputes. Other areas of practice include education, immigration, delinquency, and international child abduction.
FEDERAL TAX CLINIC
UNDER CLOSE FACULTY SUPERVISION, the Federal Tax Clinic allows students to represent low-income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Tax Court.
BUSINESS LAW CLINIC
THROUGH COUNSELING SMALL BUSINESSES, the Business Law Clinic educates students about the transactional practice of law. Under the supervision of clinical attorneys, students put into practice business-oriented knowledge and classroom learnings by providing non-litigation-oriented legal services to small business entrepreneurs.
HEALTH JUSTICE PROJECT
PROVIDE EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION to low-income clients by working in collaboration with health care providers to overcome the social and systemic barriers that prevent long-term health and stability.
“Working as a student clinician at Northampton was both challenging and rewarding—I gained invaluable lawyering skills while helping some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”
SEI UNNO JD STUDENT