Established in 1993, the Clinical Programs at St. John’s School
of Law further our mission of providing students with practical,
experiential learning opportunities while ensuring that
underserved, low-income New York City residents have access to
vital legal services. In meeting the needs of the underrepresented
and disenfranchised in our community, the Law School clinics honor
and foster St. John’s Vincentian tradition.
There are 13 clinics. Three are in-house clinics
offered through our not-for-profit legal services organization, the
St. Vincent de Paul Legal Program, Inc. Operating out of the Law
School’s state-of-the art Clinical Office, they are the:
The other 10 are partner clinics offered in
collaboration with legal services organizations and Catholic
charities, as well as the Queens County District Attorney’s Office
and Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. They are the:
Through their hands-on work in the clinics, students go beyond
the legal theory and case analysis learned in the classroom to
experience the practice of law in real-world contexts. Supervised
by an exceptional clinical faculty of seasoned educators and
practitioners, students hone their lawyering skills and
professionalism while representing clients. They conduct
interviews, counsel clients, investigate facts, research law, plan
case strategy, draft pleadings, appear in court and other forums,
and negotiate settlements.
This website provides essential information on each of our clinics.
We also hold a Clinic Information Session each semester that
interested students should attend.