The Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic is a civil practice clinic for the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, providing students with practical “hands-on” experience in developing lawyering skills.
The Clinic represents low-income individuals experiencing tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.
Student participants assist in the representation of clients and learn the basic lawyering skills of client counseling; fact investigation; problem solving; drafting documents; negotiating; office practice; and administrative, trial, and appellate advocacy.
The Clinic accepts for representation only those cases which maximize the students’ opportunities to learn and develop practical lawyering skills. All students act under the direct supervision of the clinical faculty.