Texas Tech University

Clinical Programs

Students have the opportunity to represent clients and participate in real cases through eight faculty-supervised clinics. In each of these clinics, students will handle a variety of cases during the semester and learn valuable skills while conducting factual investigations, negotiation, trial preparation, and case trials.

In each of these clinics, students will handle a variety of cases during the semester and learn valuable skills while conducting factual investigations, negotiation, trial preparation, and case trials.

In addition to the client-based clinics, the Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic allows students to gain practical skills in mediating actual disputes through the Dispute Resolution Center.

Eligibility

The Clinical Program is optional for third-year law students who meet the requirements and priorities of the Clinic Selection Process to receive real-world experience by providing free legal representation and counseling to qualified low-income individuals. The ADR Clinic also permits second-year students to participate. Full-time faculty members who have extensive trial experience at both the state and federal levels teach the clinical courses.

Capital Punishment Clinic

Provides a community service by giving the student the opportunity to assist in the representation of defendants charged with capital murder.

Caprock Regional Public Defender Office

Representing defendants in criminal cases who would otherwise be unable to afford their own legal representation.

Civil Practice Clinic

Helping low-income clients with legal problems in areas including: family law, public benefits, civil rights, consumer and estate planning.

Criminal Defense Clinic

Representing defendants in criminal cases who would otherwise be unable to afford their own legal representation.


Family Law and Housing Clinic

Helping low-income clients with legal problems in civil matters including, but not limited to, family law and housing matters.

Tax Clinic

Serves low-income residents in the West Texas Panhandle area of Texas and Eastern New Mexico by offering representation to taxpayers who are in dispute with the Internal Revenue Service and unable to obtain professional tax counsel.

Innocence Clinic

Working in conjunction with the Innocence Project of Texas, provides a clinical opportunity for students interested in post-conviction appellate criminal law.

Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic

Allows students to gain practical skills in mediating actual disputes through the Dispute Resolution Center.

Contact

School of Law