Community Advocacy Clinic

The new Community Advocacy Clinic collaborates with community groups, coalitions and public interest legal organizations to prepare and pursue non-litigation strategies to address pressing legal needs in populations. Students learn substantive law and policy skills while identifying community needs, collaborating with a community partner, consulting with stakeholders, engaging in research and analysis, and completing an advocacy project.

In fall 2021, the CAC will work with community organizations and stakeholders representing the diverse immigrant communities of greater Detroit. Specifically, CAC will focus on "crimmigration" — the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

For students

Rather than representing clients in a particular area of law that remains unchanged from year to year, the exact nature of the clinic will vary based on the pressing legal needs identified by local, state or national partners in an identified community.

CAC is a 3 (three) credit clinic that meets the experiential education requirement.


  • Completed all required first-year courses
  • Good academic standing
  • LEX 6800 – Professional Responsibility

For donors

Please consider investing in the work of the clinics by making a gift. Visit or contact Rob MacGregor, senior director of philanthropy, at (313) 577-4141 or

Past clinic partners


Due to COVID-19, Wayne Law's clinics are temporarily unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please use the information below to reach the Community Advocacy Clinic. 

For more information, email or call (313) 577-4015.