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  • Vollmer teaching
    Students learn to solve clients’ problems by using effective research techniques, in-depth legal analysis, and clear and concise written and oral communication beginning with their first year legal writing classes.
  • Moot Court
  • Supreme Court building
    Clinics offer students opportunities ranging from Supreme Court appeals to criminal defense work.


Students learn by experience in Penn State Law’s legal clinics. Under the guidance of clinical faculty, second- and third-year students earn academic credit while engaging in all aspects of the legal process, from legislative advocacy to client representation. Corresponding skills training courses give students a knowledge base on which to build their professional experiences.

All clinics listed here are part of the unified Penn State Law program.*

Penn State Law clinics include:

Law School Clinic Policy for Clinics that Work with Minors

Law School Clinic Policy for Retention of Files

Law School Clinic Policy for Conflicts of Interest

For students entering in fall 2015 and beyond: Dickinson Law in Carlisle will offer the Community Law Clinic, Children’s Advocacy Clinic and others. Penn State Law in University Park will offer the remaining seven clinics listed above.