Community Lawyering Clinic

CSUN  Southwestern Law School


On August 30th, 2017, officials from Southwestern Law School and California State University, Northridge “cut the ribbon” on a one-year pilot project to provide CSUN students — citizens and noncitizens — with pro bono assistance on legal issues

In this unique collaboration between Southwestern Law School and California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Southwestern law students represent CSUN students in a variety of immigration cases as well as staff the on-campus CSUN Student Legal Clinic.  In addition to client representation, law students also conduct legal community outreach and policy advocacy for the CSUN student community.

NOTE:  Advanced clinic opportunities are also available in the Community Lawyering Clinic.

"Community Lawyering is about lawyers learning to respond to the legal needs of underserved and under-resourced communities which they endeavor to serve. We do exactly this in the new Community Lawyering Clinic. Whether my students and I are representing a client with their immigration application or helping a CSUN student get their rental deposit back from an unscrupulous landlord; we are responding to CSUN students legal needs and problem solving in real time."

Julia I. Vázquez, Esq., M.Ed.