In the end, a student who has attended one of the clinics will have had the opportunity to acquire the most important quality that a lawyer can bring to each client or problem: judgment. Founded in 2007, Mills Legal Clinic is an important part of Stanford Law`s mission to prepare every student for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards of a career as a lawyer. This intensive training ground provides opportunities for individual and hands-on learning and shapes future lawyers of any career aspiration, whether they choose to work at a large law firm, become entrepreneurs, enter politics, or engage in public service full-time. And because the clinic is a full-time experience – an SLS award – you can dive without distractions. Whether it`s writing legal history or making law a reality for an impoverished family, students at the clinic gain skills that they will apply in practice – they learn how to interview and counsel clients, prepare witnesses, write legal briefs, provide oral arguments, research and plan case strategies, and more. All of these skills are best learned by serving real customers in real cases. The Mills Legal Clinic is also an important part of Stanford Law School`s commitment to social responsibility. Through clinical schools and students, we provide legal services to people who would not otherwise have access to legal representation, and we address precedents that have profound implications for policy and individual well-being. We give students a tangible idea of the importance of lawyers and the good they can do by cultivating the values they carry with them in their professional lives.
Stanford clinics represent an investment of exceptional resources in the highest educational standards. The professors who run the clinics are not only exceptional lawyers; These are lawyers who have dedicated their careers to creating environments and case numbers to teach lessons and skills that will launch a young lawyer`s career and last a lifetime. Clinical cases are not only interesting – they are cases chosen for their pedagogical potential. Clinical training has the power to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Regardless of each student`s chosen area of law, the experience of working in a clinic is transformative. Students gain hands-on experience in the real-world work of lawyers while providing essential legal services to underserved individuals and communities. At the heart of our mission is our ongoing commitment to the principles of diversity, equality, inclusion and anti-racism, which we integrate into our teaching, learning and legal services. Each of Mills Legal Clinic`s clinics is led by faculty members who are not only the best lawyers in their field, but also exceptional educators and mentors. Students work full-time in clinics for a shift or more, engaging in an immersive experience that reinforces what they`ve learned in class. Students enjoy a level of ownership in their case that simply would not be possible if they were doing a part-time clinic.
We pride ourselves on the high quality of our students` work. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Mills Legal Clinic, we invite you to learn more about our program. Mills Legal Clinic is located on the first floor of the recently constructed and award-winning William H. Neukom Building at Stanford Law School. The clinic is a collaborative space where students, clinic directors, supervising lawyers and staff come together. An open-plan office with 72 workstations is designed to promote team-based learning and informal interactions between clinical students and lecturers. Satellite conference rooms outside the main room can be used for research and writing or for private consultations with clients. Glass partitions and nine skylights diffuse natural light throughout the floor, connecting the interior of the building to its exterior. The “Wipable” glass alternative and the “dry-wipeable” painted walls ensure modern and attractive writing surfaces. Overall, the clinical space is designed to foster collaboration and reflect the school`s vision for a dynamic and practical approach to legal education. The system guides you through four steps: (1) create a login and profile, (2) upload the required documents, (3) apply for all desired clinics and trimesters, and (4) file every quarter. (If you`re a returning requester, be sure to check and update your profile in step 1.) Notifications regarding match results and the hospital district where you have been admitted will be emailed in July/August 2022 prior to the pre-registration deadline.
Welcome to the Mills Legal Clinic Application Portal! We look forward to welcoming you to our program! This online portal is your gateway to apply to one of ten full-time SLS clinics operating in the 2022-23 academic year. Learn more about SSDP Learn more about SSDP at Stanford Lawyer Issue 92 The Community Law Clinic is the only inpatient clinic to have a community office. The off-campus location on the east side of Highway 101 provides students with a unique experience and easy access for local clients (both CLC and other clinics that frequently use the CLC room for client meetings). Like the Neukom office, the Community Law Clinic office uses open-plan workstations for up to 30 students. Professors do not have access to student applications until the system is closed to students. When available, instructors will review all applications for their clinics and prioritize applicants for registration each term of the clinic. Professors don`t see student rankings. Once the teacher ranking is complete, the system automatically assigns each student to the hospital district of the highest ranking of the student to whom the student has been admitted. Our clinics are not designed as content training for a specific area of law. Instead, each clinic is designed to turn a law student into a top-notch lawyer by teaching the legal skills and judgment that great lawyers possess.
No matter where he or she intends to practice, every student of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic will be a better writer; Each student at the Immigrant Rights Clinic has insight into the interaction between individual representation and social policy. Each student who spends a term at the Organizations and Transactions Clinic will understand institutional clients and business decisions. A quarter of the Youth and Education Law project will teach every student that a sound negotiation strategy is key to most disputes. A typical day for a clinic student may include a meeting with a client, an on-site visit, and library time for research. The student may work on drafting a contract or litigation document, or meet with the clinical professor to discuss strategy. Another day could be the clinical seminar to explore an ethical or substantive issue, or a meeting with students from other clinics to learn about other topics and share ideas and thoughts about the legal profession.