About – Clinical Programs
The UM Clinical Program is able to offer every student a semester long in-house practice experience, a semester-long field placement, and up to twenty hours of legal work in the in-house pro bono program.
In-house Clinics: The law-school’s in-house law firm has eight practice areas, six supervised by full-time professors and two supervised by experienced public interest attorneys.
The Clinical Externship Program: The Clinical Externship Program places students in field placements across the country, with experiences in state and federal prosecution, public defense, legal services, judicial clerkships, government, public interest, education, sports law, entertainment and health law.
The Pro Bono Initiative: The PBI provides short-term immersion in practice through mini-clinics supervised a full-time professor and volunteer attorneys. Students work directly with clients, collaborate on policy initiatives with state advocacy groups, and prepare and present educational programs.