Community Development & Nonprofit Law Practicum:
Community Development, Nonprofit Organization Assistance
and Affordable Housing In the Community Development Law Center
Lewis & Clark Law School engaged the Community Development Law Center (CDLC) to develop, launch, and operate the Law School’s Practicum focusing on community development and nonprofit law, which began in the Fall of 2004. CDLC attorneys train law students to assist tax-exempt corporations with a wide variety of business transactions. Students have exciting opportunities to gain hands-on experience in a weekly practicum at the Clinic under the guidance of CDLC attorneys.
The practicum, which is extremely popular with students, allows them to assist clients with a multitude of business transactions, including financing, taxation, corporate, real estate, and employment law. Students have an opportunity to work in a nonprofit law firm in a capacity similar to that of a first year associate. In addition to the practicum, students have an opportunity to explore these issues more in depth in a weekly seminar taught by CDLC attorneys. This collaboration with the Law School expands CDLC’s capacity to represent clients and enables CDLC to engage a new generation of business lawyers in the representation of nonprofit organizations.
Read their stories to find out why this clinic helps students be more successful.