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Experiential Learning Programs

Hone essential legal skills---interviewing, case appraisal and planning, negotiation, dispute resolution, and persuasive oral and written advocacy---through hands-on experience and community service in one of the University of Georgia School of Law's experiential learning programs.

History*

Georgia Law's commitment to practical learning is decades old.  The Criminal Defense Clinic began over 40 years ago.  Now, students may participate in numerous programs that work together to provide an array of opportunities for practical experience.  Typically, more than 80% of students in each graduating class participate in at least one program.

*While participation in clinical opportunities has historically been very strong at the law school, it was recently discovered that due to an error in calculation, some past reports in this regard reflected broader participation than was actually the case.  The error has been corrected.

Why Participate

Open to second- and third-year students, Georgia Law's criminal and civil programs give you the chance to:

  • Develop your legal skills
  • Represent clients under Georgia's Third Year Practice Act
  • Work in a real courtroom
  • Gain real-world legal experience
  • Pursue your passion for public service

Experiential Learning Programs

Our experiential learning programs provide access to a variety of legal fields.