The John Marshall Law School's clinical opportunities offer JD candidates the opportunity to develop real legal experience at the JD level. All clinics are designed to develop the courtroom-ready skills that employers seek in career applicants.
Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic
The Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic provides degree candidates the opportunity to work with clients who have complaints of housing and lending discrimination. Students develop skills and values dealing with negotiation and administrative action at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); state, county, and municipal agencies; or the state or federal court. Students are trained by professors and Clinic staff in a law-firm setting on case management and lawyering skills with direct one-on-one teaching and supervision.
Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic provides degree candidates marketable experience in all aspects of Veteran Benefits Administration claims, from the initial, factual intake to the technical representation of claims at the appellate level. In addition to managing theoretical legal problems presented by veteran status, John Marshall's veterans clinical program affords law students the exciting opportunity to work in person with veterans while under the direct supervision of licensed clinical attorneys and professors.
Intellectual Property Law Patent Clinic
The Intellectual Property Law Patent Clinic provides degree candidates practical, fully hands-on experience with real inventors, real inventions, and real patent prosecution in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Through this law school clinical certification program, the USPTO's Director of Office Enrollment and Discipline grants law degree candidates enrolled in the patent clinic courses limited recognition to practice before the USPTO, including the filing of patent applications and other matters.