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Clinical Skills Program

Real Clients. Real Experience. Real Practice.

Richmond's extensive clinical program offers students numerous and varied opportunities to develop the full range of critical skills needed for the practice of law. In the school's in-house clinics, students represent clients directly in a law office atmosphere under the supervision and mentorship of full-time clinical faculty. Students in these clinics interact directly with clients, drafting and filing legal documents and briefs, negotiating business transactions and settlements, and even appearing in court. In addition to the in-house clinics, the Clinical Placement Program, directed by a full-time faculty member, provides externship placements for students in a variety of practice settings, including in-house counsel, non-profit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors' or public defender offices, and judicial chambers.