Experiential Learning


If hands-on legal experience is what you are looking for, Thomas Jefferson offers several clinical programs that allow you to work with real clients at TJSL’s own clinics, as well as at law firms, government agencies, corporations and public interest organizations. Most of these programs allow you to earn academic credit.


You will have the opportunity to help small business entrepreneurs and new artists get started; mediate cases for real-clients in small claims court; do legal work for homeless veterans; work in a free tax return clinic; do pro bono work for non-profit organizations; and participate in an externship program that offers a wide range of opportunities from working in the courts to private firms to government agencies.