Experiential learning

Experiential learning is learning that supports students in applying their knowledge to real-world problems in hands-on practice. At Wayne Law, we provide a variety of offerings designed to help students apply the theories or skills that they have learned in the classroom to a real lawyering context.

Live-client clinics, externships and simulation courses allow students to choose from a variety of ways to gain experience. In each of these courses, students are given opportunities to gain as well as practice lawyering skills accompanied by informative feedback and reflection on their own performance. A diverse group of full-time faculty and experienced practitioners bring their expertise to our many experiential offerings. All are committed to providing every Wayne Law student the opportunity to develop the skills to practice law.

Experiential education graduation requirements

For more information, contact:

Wayne Law Clinic Program

Rachel Settlage
Director of Clinical Education

Rebecca Robichaud
Assistant Director of Externships

Charles Hayden

Charles Hayden
Wayne Law class of 2019

Charles Hayden
"The externship program at Wayne Law opened up a multitude of doors for me. I was fortunate enough to work for a prosperous publicly traded company and under the chief judge at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. These experiences not only provided me with a plethora of knowledge, experience and networking opportunities but also allowed me to impact the community in a positive way. Participating in the externship program is one of the best decisions I made at Wayne Law."

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