Being of service doesn’t have to wait until you graduate from the Creighton University School of Law. Neither does gaining real-world experience. Through the clinics at Creighton School of Law, you can do both—and earn credit.
Third-year law students, who are authorized to practice law by the Nebraska Supreme Court under the supervision of clinic faculty and attorneys, may enroll in our legal clinics shown below.
Earn Credit While Learning Essential Skills
Through our clinical program, you’ll earn four credit hours and learn essential lawyering skills, such as:
- Drafting pleadings and business documents
- Negotiating settlements
- Oral argument
- Trial preparation
You’ll represent clients from the initial interview through trial and sometimes through appeal. In addition to learning legal skills, you’ll also be exposed to ethical issues confronting lawyers as they adhere to their duty to maintain and improve the profession. You’ll also confront failures within the legal system and their impact on access to justice for low-income people and families.
Raising the Bar
"[Clerking in the Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic] has been the best practice-ready experience I could have asked for. You aren’t writing memos all day like a normal law clerk; you are drafting and filing complaints, meeting with clients and opposing counsel, and getting real experience advocating in front of a judge." — Gabbie Kott JD'18