Experiential Learning

Texas Law has one of the most extensive arrays of experiential learning opportunities of any law school. We prepare our students to succeed in varied professional paths by offering numerous courses and programs that bridge the classroom and the practice of law. Students gain hands-on experience through advanced training in simulated settings via the advocacy and legal writing programs, and they step into the lawyer role as they work on real-world cases and projects through clinics, internships and pro bono work. Most of our students become deeply involved in experiential learning, working closely with faculty to learn by putting the law into action.

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Advocacy Program

Texas Law is a nationally recognized center of training in advocacy. The program links the academic and competitive aspects of advocacy, taking advantage of state-of-the-art facilities.

Learn about the Advocacy Program.

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We offer 17 different clinics covering a range of legal areas, and students work under the close supervision of faculty on behalf of clients in the real world. Students learn first-hand through cases and projects how to integrate theory, skills, strategy and law.

Learn more about Clinics.

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We offer numerous internships in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, courts, and legislative offices. Students build their professional knowledge and skills in classes and in field placements supervised by experienced attorneys and judges.

Learn about Internships.

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Legal Writing

Learning to think and write “like a lawyer” is critically important to success in the legal profession. Texas Law provides a strong foundation in legal research, analysis and writing, along with numerous opportunities to build on that foundation through advanced coursework.

Learn about Legal Writing.

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Pro Bono

The Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program offers pro bono opportunities to all students and promotes an ethic of service throughout the Texas Law community. Students increase access to justice while building their professional knowledge and skills.

Learn about the Pro Bono Program.