Today’s employers are looking for candidates who excel in both legal theory and practice. They are looking to hire graduates who have already worked for legal practitioners on actual cases and have experienced first-hand the inner workings of the legal system.
Wayne Law’s client clinics are directed by full-time expert faculty members and help bridge the gap between theory and practice. Located on or close to campus and offered for credit, our clinics provide hands-on casework to law students while simultaneously assisting residents of the Detroit Metropolitan community.
Wayne Law students can also gain an edge over the competition through a number of student organizations designed to sharpen minds and heighten capabilities. Students involved in co-curricular organizations such as Moot Court, the Student Trial Advocacy Program (STAP), The Wayne Law Review and The Journal of Law in Society are more prepared to practice the law upon graduation and are in high demand among employers.
Internships and externships are available for ungraded course credits for J.D. students in good academic standing who have satisfactorily completed the first year, including legal writing. Fellowships are also available.
Finally, Wayne Law students can gain practical experience through a large number of student organizations.