At UC Hastings, we believe legal education should be an active, engaging process that prepares students for real world law practice.
Every day, our renowned clinical programs fuse the powers of innovative classroom and experiential learning opportunities with our unique location and relationships in San Francisco to educate and inspire the country’s future lawyers, legislators, mediators, judges, and partners in business.
Where else but at UC Hastings and in the San Francisco Bay Area can law students have such a broad range of opportunities to learn through actual legal practice?
UC Hastings offers 15 clinics through which students work on behalf of clients, helping them solve legal problems with genuine consequences.
In addition to the clinics, UC Hastings offers three externship programs: one of the most extensive Judicial Externship Programs in the country; an Alternative Dispute Resolution Externship that allows students to see ADR in action at a dispute resolution center, court program, nonprofit organization, or company; and a Legal Externship Program that provides opportunities to learn how to practice law in context with a governmental or nonprofit legal organization. These externship programs provide ideal opportunities for students looking to gain experience in specific substantive areas or practice settings.
Learn more about Clinical Programs at UC Hastings.