SWLAW Blog | Future Students
May 21, 2020
Attention Southwestern Students Interested in Family Law
We are proud to share that Southwestern students will have the opportunity to work and learn at the first family law clinic in Los Angeles.
Southwestern Law School and the Harriett Buhai Center have teamed up to offer Southwestern students a family law clinic program. It is the only clinical education program in Los Angeles dedicated to family law, including topics on stopping domestic violence and enhancing the welfare of children.
Students will be able to incorporate both academic and real-world practice experience for school credit. Under the close supervision of a staff attorney from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, students will offer legal advice and counsel to clients in a variety of family law matters, including but not limited to domestic violence, division of property, visitation, custody, parentage, and child support matters.
"Southwestern has many students who are interested in practicing in family law, but, until now, had minimal opportunities to gain experience in this area. We are so grateful for this partnership with Harriet Buhai Law Center as it provides an excellent training ground for our students. They will emerge from this clinical experience with a greater understanding of the substantive area of law and will be more prepared for practice. "
- Dean Julie Waterstone, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning
Applications for Fall 2020 are now available on the MySouthwestern Legal Clinics portal page. Applications are due June 15th.
Learn more about the Family Law Clinic.