Real Cases. Real Experience.
The University of Texas School of Law has one of the largest and most vibrant clinical programs in the country. We established our first clinic in 1974 and have steadily expanded our offerings, adding seven new courses in the last three years. Over 400 upper-class students participate annually in our seventeen clinics and six internships.
Students in our clinical courses work on legal issues in real-world settings. While representing clients, working on cases, and serving as interns, students get great first-hand experience and learn how to practice law. Clinics and internships integrate skills, theory, strategy, and law, building a bridge between the classroom and the profession.
During the 2006—2007 term, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear only 78 of the 8,517 cases filed. Of the cases selected for review, students and faculty in the Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic and Capital Punishment Clinic have been involved in 5 — an unprecedented number of active Supreme Court cases at any law school in a single term. Read more …