Fair Housing Legal Clinic

Fair Housing Internships

Why wait until graduation to practice law? The Fair Housing Legal Clinic has a limited number of clinical internship positions available each semester. These competitive positions enable degree candidates to gain practical legal experience and bolster your resume at the same time.

In addition to learning the substance of fair housing law, the Clinic offers an opportunity to participate in federal court litigation and sometimes in state and administrative proceedings. You'll learn how to investigate and prepare cases, interview clients, manage case files, and master the latest version of TimeMatters, a legal office case management and timekeeping software.

During the course of a semester, interns may have the opportunity to help draft pleadings, prepare motions and hearings for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, conduct discovery, and assist in trials and hearings or possible appeals.

Louis Raymond, JD 2012

Working at the Fair Housing Clinic has helped me to learn how to not only recognize issues and prepare for trial, but also how to work with clients—skills I believe will set me a part from my peers.

Clinical interns have a unique opportunity to participate in community outreach service. Interns, along with clinic faculty and staff, regularly make general fair housing presentations to individuals, groups, and agencies, representing all protected classes under the Fair Housing Act, of their rights under the law.

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Download the Student's Fair Housing Clinic Manual

Internship Requirements

If you have any questions about the clinic and how an internship may broaden your law school experience, please contact Clinic Director Allison K. Bethel at 7bethel@jmls.edu or 312.786.2267.

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Fair Housing Legal Clinic
19 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.786.2267
Email: fairhousingclinic@jmls.edu
Fax: 312.786.1047