Why participate in a Clinic?

Because experience matters. And Clinic experience is the real thing. It will make you invaluable to any employer.

When you participate in a clinic -- any clinic -- you gain real practical experience. You draft memos. You conduct research. You appear in court. You negotiate with adversaries and with collaborators. You counsel clients. You represent clients. You own the experience that gives you an advantage when employers choose whom to hire.

How to choose a clinic from among the clinics we offer?

You know which area of the law you intend to practice in and wish to increase your depth of knowledge while developing the experience necessary to jump start your career.

You wish to explore a new area of interest. Whatever your choice of clinic, you will expand your in-depth knowledge of the practice of law and possess skills that apply to any area.

Whatever your choice, know that clinical professors and peers will support you in every way and give you the attention you deserve.

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Statement of the Experiential Learning Anti-Racism Steering Committee

In light of the events of the recent past, and in furtherance of the statements made by Dean Diller and University President Fr. McShane, we wanted to let you know that Fordham Law School's Clinical Program is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. We acknowledge that the policies and practices in our program are not immune from the dominance of the white norms and superiority in our society and the legal profession.  As a result, we have not identified and addressed policies and practices that perpetuate structural racism; have not placed Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) perspectives, voices, and leadership in the forefront; and have not consistently named and countered racism in its implicit and explicit manifestations.  The challenge is before us, and we must meet it.

To help us fight racism, inequality and injustice in all their manifestations, we have constituted an Experiential Learning Anti-Racism Steering Committee to guide the development of our aspirational goals and their specific mechanisms for implementation. Should you have any questions or are concerned that we are not reaching our goal, please speak with Charnyl Revere ([email protected]), the facilitator of the Steering Committee.

Michael W. Martin
Associate Dean for Experiential Education,
Director of Clinical Programs, and Clinical Professor of Law
[email protected]