From the start, UCI Law has prioritized the development of an outstanding experiential learning program, including a first-rate clinical program. In ten years, clinical faculty, working closely with students, have created nine core clinics, spanning a wide range of practice areas. We will add our tenth, a Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, in fall 2019. Participation in one of these core clinics is a graduation requirement.

We are proud that our students are taking advantage of the priority that UCI Law places on experiential learning by graduating with an average of two in-house clinic courses, an externship course, and one hundred hours of volunteer pro bono representation. Our clinic work has created positive change for individuals as well as for local, regional, national and international communities, through a combination of individual representation and larger impact work. All of our permanent clinical faculty have tenure, including voting rights, through the University of California’s security of employment series.

UCI Law’s clinical and externship faculty have worked tirelessly to build our experiential learning programs. Along the way, we have actively engaged with important issues, including by writing thoughtful scholarship and helping to lead international, national, local, and university organizations. In partnership with our students and clients, we have achieved some amazing results.   Carrie Hempel