Law School Clinical Program
Community Legal Aid partners with Western New England University School of Law in providing 2nd and 3rdyear students with opportunities to apply legal theory learned in the classroom to real-life lawyering, representing actual clients in real cases.
Students participating in the Legal Services Clinic first complete a lawyering skills seminar taught by a senior CLA staff attorney. The following semester, students are then assigned to work in one of CLA substantive law units (housing, family, immigration, disability, employment, elder or public benefits) where they work on cases under the supervision of a CLA staff attorney. Students who are SJC Rule 3.03 eligible are also able to appear in court on behalf of their clients.
More information about the Legal Services Clinic is available to WNEU law students through the law school.