Experiential Courses, Clinics, & Externships
Hands-on, practical lawyering experience
Our focus is a curriculum with hands-on experiential learning, skills-building, and professional development through innovative coursework as well as opportunities in clinics, externship programs, and trial advocacy.
Both in and out of the classroom, students will understand the functions of the legal system working with and as lawyers in a variety of legal settings. Students learn how to interview and counsel clients, write briefs, draft documents, make opening statements, prepare cases, and so much more. You’ll graduate with the skills and experience you need to excel in the legal profession.
On campus in our law clinics or off campus in the externships, students have the opportunity to customize and maximize their experiential coursework to build their resume and prepare for the job market. In addition, students understand the satisfaction of assisting clients who would not have had access to justice without their help. Our students have used the deep experience they gained at Syracuse Law to springboard into successful careers on Capitol Hill and at major law firms, solo start-ups, public advocacy groups, international banks, Hollywood studios, and beyond.