Discover the Clinics

Civil Practice Clinic

The Civil Practice Clinic represents low income families in areas of law such as bankruptcy, guardianships, divorce, child custody, probate/ wills and estate administration.

Janet Heppard, Civil Clinic Director

Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic provides students with the perspective of the business decision maker. Students assist small businesses and non-profit corporations with legal matters encountered on a daily basis, including negotiating lease agreements, selecting proper organizational structure, and developing employment policies.

Christopher Heard, ECD Clinic Director

Consumer Law Clinic

The Consumer Law Clinic is one of the few of its kind in the country. Law students learn the law by a mixture of theory and actual hands-on experience representing low income clients in Justice Court, County Court, and District Court. Cases include claims under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, as well as credit and debt collection problems and landlord/tenant complaints.

Richard McElvaney, Consumer Law Clinic Director

Immigration Clinic

The Immigration Clinic specializes in representing adult and juvenile immigrants from all parts of the world; asylum, human trafficking, SIJ/ Unaccompanied Minors, victims of crime, and domestic violence victims.

Geoffrey Hoffman, Immigration Clinic Director

Criminal Defense Clinic

The Criminal Defense Clinic handles a select number of misdemeanor cases with a high probability of going to trial, such as assaults, thefts, driving while intoxicated and drug possession.

Erik Locascio, Adjunct Clinical Professor

Mediation Clinic

The Mediation Clinic provides trained student mediators to the civil justice courts in Harris County, the BBB, the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, and the EEOC. Students mediate consumer issues, landlord/tenant disputes, breach of contract cases, and Hague Convention (International Kidnapping) cases.

Tasha Willis, Mediation Clinic Director

Ready to Apply to a Clinic?

Students must apply to the Clinic by submitting the online application. Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you're accepted, the Clinic Program Manager will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.

Click here to apply today!

Want to know more about the Clinics?

For information about clinic prerequisites and credit hours, view our program flier here.


All students accepted and enrolled in the Clinic I course must attend orientation the week before the first day of class.

For clinic orientation dates, click here.