Experiential Learning

Studying law at Lewis & Clark goes beyond lectures, papers, and exams. For years, we’ve led the way in developing practical skills opportunities for our students.

Students must earn six (6) experiential credits to graduate from Lewis & Clark Law School, although many students earn more. We offer robust, successful programs for those who love hands-on learning or who want to gain work experience well before graduation, including the following opportunities:

  • The Lewis & Clark Advocacy Center offers litigation and oral advocacy skills courses and competitions and serves as a bridge to the Northwest legal community.
  • Numerous clinics provide students with opportunities to work on real litigation and transactional matters, interact with clients, and assist individuals and organizations with their legal issues all under the careful supervision and instruction of dedicated clinical faculty.
  • Externships and legal practicums give students real-world experience, working in law firms, government offices, businesses and NGOs.
  • Experiential learning begins on day one of law school and continues through the first year in First Year Foundations courses.