Clinical Program

Collage of images of students from clinical program

Left to right: New Business Community Law Clinic students Alyssa Crooke ’21, Mariana Acevedo Nuevo LL.M. ’20, and Vishan Patel ’20; East Bay Community Law Center students Anya Ku ’20, Josh Nomkin ’20, and Olivia Gee ’20; Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic students Jennifer Hewitt ’22 and Blaine Valencia ’22. 


Students are integral to the Clinical Program’s mission to advance racial, economic, and social justice.

The program includes 14 clinics — six at the law school and eight at the East Bay Community Law Center — led by faculty members with deep subject matter expertise and a passion for teaching and justice. Clinic seminars offer students a foundation in law and practice, while hands-on client work builds critical lawyering skills.

Founded in 1998 with a generous gift by the Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation.

Come to our Fall 2023 Clinical Program Fair
Monday, April 3, 12:50-2 p.m., West Courtyard
Applications open April 3 and are due at noon April 10

Our Clinics

death penalty clinic studentsDeath Penalty Clinic

Seeks justice for people facing the death penalty.
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clinic imageEast Bay Community Law Center

Offers free legal services in eight areas to low-income community members.
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Environmental imageEnvironmental Law Clinic

Advocates for environmental health and environmental justice.
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clinic imageInternational Human Rights Law Clinic

Promotes justice and human rights at home and abroad.
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new business clinic studentsNew Business Community Law Clinic

Provides legal consultation to business start-ups and low-income entrepreneurs.
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Policy Advocacy imagePolicy Advocacy Clinic

Pursues non-litigation strategies to address systemic racial, economic, and social injustice.
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samuelson clinicSamuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

Tackles the complexities of technology-related law to support the public interest in technology law and policy.
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