To be a good lawyer takes practice
Our School of Law provides a dynamic, hands-on and personalized education that emphasizes personal and professional development. Our clinics and externships are an integral part of this approach, offering a variety of opportunities for engaged learning.
We guarantee a clinical course for every student; most students take more than one, either to sample more than one area of law or to go even deeper in a preferred subject.
Our clinics and externships provide students with key educational opportunities. Among them: the opportunity to become knowledgeable about legal doctrine as it operates in practice; to understand the rules of professional responsibility; to develop interviewing, counseling, fact gathering, strategic decision-making, negotiation and oral advocacy skills; to sharpen research and writing skills; to gain experience in legal and factual analysis; and to hone the habits of reflective practice.
Connecticut's liberal student-practice rule allows you to start gaining practical experience after your first year. Whether your legal interests lie in health law, tax, sports and entertainment law, environmental law, family law or a number of other specialties, we have a clinic or an externship to meet your interests and goals to set you on the path for a successful career.