Students in clinics and externships learn by practicing, representing real people in real cases. Whether protecting a neglected child, pursuing medical treatment for an incarcerated adult or drafting a contract for an aspiring entrepreneur, students put their developing legal skills to work helping people in five different Chase law clinics.
Represent children and juveniles in matters such as abuse, custody, access to education and status offenses. Advocate, negotiate and go to court on behalf of young clients.
Investigate claims of Civil rights violations and negotiate of incarcerated individuals & former offenders. Do what only a few lawyers ever do - argue a case in a federal appeals court.
Dig back through police and court records and interview witness in credible claims of erroneous convictions to determine if justice was done.
Be a voice for small business owners or nonprofits and apply business- related skills on behalf of individuals and groups with limited resources.
Work with appellate lawyers and judges in the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, to draft briefs.
Students work with veterans who want to upgrade their military discharge status to be eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration.