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The Citizen Lawyer Program (CLP) exists to advance the College of Law’s teaching and service missions. It is a comprehensive teaching platform for students to further develop the knowledge, values, and skills that are central to the law as a professional calling. By offering a wide variety of opportunities each year for pro bono work, community service, and programs about the issues, skills, and values most critical to both personal and professional success, the CLP extends students’ legal education beyond the classroom and clinical programs while engaging them directly in serving the law college’s mission of public service.
fosters in law students a life-long commitment to civic engagement and service to their communiites and to the legal profession
prepares students for their roles as community leaders by developing professional skills and values that complement the law school curriculum
raises awareness of the issues communities face, including unequal access to the justice system, and makes measurable contributions to meet community needs
serves as a resource for law students and student organizations to engage in pro bono, community service and philanthropic projects