Wayne State University

Free Legal Aid Clinic

The Free Legal Aid Clinic is an independent nonprofit organization with a board of directors composed of Wayne Law students, who also run the clinic's day-to-day operations. It was established in 1965 after the Michigan Supreme Court adopted a court rule allowing law students to represent indigent people under the supervision of an attorney.

Students in this clinic handle family law matters under the supervision of lawyers from Lakeshore Legal Aid and elder law matters under the supervision of lawyers from the Elder Law and Advocacy Center.

Students can earn academic credit for working at the clinic by taking the Law School's Public Interest Externship courses. Students can work toward their pro bono certification by volunteering at the clinic. Some paid positions also are available.

For more information about the clinic, call (313) 833-0058 or visit www.detroitflac.com.

"I am a student attorney at the Detroit Free Legal Aid Clinic. Working at the clinic has been an extremely beneficial and rewarding experience. It has allowed me to work on real legal matters with actual clients. It has also provided me with a perspective on how important legal aid is to indigent members of the Detroit community."

Scott M. Bowers Jr., Ann Arbor
Wayne Law Class of 2015
Graduate of Michigan State University

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan