Working to Educate Law Students for Practice & Professional Service while Meeting the Legal Needs of the Community

The overarching mission of the Legal Services Center is to be a place of innovation and experimentation for the development of effective approaches to the education of law students and the delivery of legal services.

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  • To provide high quality legal services in areas most needed by our client communities
  • To be a positive and stable influence in our community
  • To offer community residents the opportunity to learn about some of the legal systems that impact their lives in order to more effectively use these systems to their advantage
  • To educate and inform the courts, agencies and local institutions about our clients’ lives and legal rights

Academic Mission

  • To provide comprehensive training and supervision to law students in substantive law, practice skills and legal judgment
  • To educate students about the impact of law and social policy on the lives of our clients
  • To educate students about the ways the court system and administrative bureaucracies work for our clients
  • To encourage students to become reflective practitioners by structuring an educational environment where students continuously reflect on their experiences and use such reflection to inform their methods of advocacy