Clinic and Legal Practice

Clinic and Legal Practice

Northwestern Law offers students myriad opportunities to study law as practiced and in context. By the time our students graduate they will have had a variety of experiences that will enable them to make wise decisions about professional specializations and career choices.

Our nationally ranked clinical program—the Bluhm Legal Clinic—has been a leader in teaching the law in action in three ways: simulation of trials and negotiations, actual client representation, and externship work in a variety of legal practice settings.

Our unique Lawyer as Problem Solver seminar (mandatory for first-year and LLM students) uses hands-on exercises and group learning to challenge students to step outside the classroom and into the role of attorney.

Our Moot Court programs are also an important part of legal training at Northwestern Law. They prepare students for and allow them to participate in appellate arguments.