Established in 1993, the Clinical Program at St. John’s School
of Law furthers 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.
The Law School is offering 10 clinics for the 2013-14 academic
year. 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 seven 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.
For more information on the Clinical Program at St. John's Law,
please contact Ann L.
Goldweber, Director of Clinical legal Education.