Mission & Goals

Our mission is to provide students with hands-on opportunities to build and enhance their lawyering skills while developing a sense of professional identity and community responsibility.

What We Hope to Accomplish

  • Provide high quality services and programs reflecting the legal needs of the community
  • Leverage services to maximize impact and, when appropriate, lead to systemic change
  • Exhibit best practices in both educational and service arenas
  • Develop innovative educational and service projects capable of replication, sustainability, and transferability
  • Implement assessment and measurement practices that lead to continually improving education and service
  • Collaborate with local, state, national and international partners to be force multipliers

What We Offer

Civil Practice Clinics that prepare students for small firm or solo practice, or to begin meaningful pro bono service upon graduation:

  • Family Law Basic Clinic
  • Family Law Advanced Clinic
  • Estate Planning Clinic
  • Probate Clinic
  • Guardianship Clinic
  • Access to Justice Clinic
  • Veteran’s Clinic

Transactional Clinics that expose students to agency practice and the small business environment:

  • Trademark Clinic
  • Patent Clinic

Specialized Clinics that target contemporary justice issues:

  • Asylum and Human Trafficking Clinic
  • Actual Innocence Clinic
  • Child Welfare Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Immigration Clinic

Externship Clinics that place students in over 100 placements for a guided learning experience, reflecting the richness of the Houston legal community as well as the law school’s statewide, national and international outreach:

  • Public Interest Externships
  • Government Process Externships
  • Judicial Externships
  • Criminal Law Externships
  • Hospital Law Externships
  • International Process Externships

A Pro Bono Honors Program that encourages, supports and celebrates student volunteer efforts