Clinics and Legal Simulations

Put Your Knowledge into Practice with the Clinics and Legal Simulations Offered in the JD Flex Program

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Clinics and Legal Simulations

Clinics and legal simulations are essential components of law school education. These programs offer a valuable complement to traditional classroom learning and prepare students for successful careers in the legal field. GGU is proud to connect students with resources such as these to enhance and elevate their education.

Practical Skills

Clinics and legal simulations provide students with hands-on experience and teach practical skills. Law students develop essential expertise for the legal profession and learn to apply legal theory to real-world situations.

Networking and Career Advancement

It is crucial for students to think ahead while still in law school. To that end, these programs also create opportunities for networking, professional development, and community service. Build relationships with practicing attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals and make a positive impact on society.

The JD Flex program at GGU has 1 clinic and 1 legal simulation that is offered to their students at this time.

Women’s Employment Rights Clinic

Starting in the Fall of 2023, the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law will be exclusively available to JD Flex students. Established in 1993, the Clinic’s purpose is to train the next generation of socially responsible legal professionals while providing vital legal services and support to the community. 

The Clinic’s mission is to ensure that every worker is entitled to economic fairness, equal opportunity, and dignity in the workplace, and to collaborate with community-based organizations and worker centers to enhance their capacity for systemic change. Consequently, each individual and impact case is coordinated with broader community campaigns for economic justice. 

To be eligible for this clinic, you must be a 3L student.

Summer Trial and Evidence Program

The Summer Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP) is an integrated summer litigation curriculum designed for students who just completed their first year of study. Experienced faculty and practitioners lead 1st STEP students in advanced trial advocacy training at the earliest opportunity in their legal studies.

This selective and innovative 10-week summer program offers a series of integrated evidence, trial advocacy, and motions courses specifically designed to improve your litigation and presentation skills. The program includes three uniquely designed Litigation Center courses; Evidence in the Courtroom, Presentation and Persuasion, and a new Brief Writing and Motions Advocacy course. 

The specialized litigation training program offers 11 units during the summer session. This format gives students greater freedom and a competitive advantage to then participate in full-time employment, moot court competitions, GGU’s National Trial Team and on-site clinics, and externship and internship programs during the upcoming fall semester. Students must plan to attend sessions on campus every other weekend, and online a few weekday evenings.

To be eligible for this clinic, you must have completed your first year of law school.

Important Dates

Application Deadline
June 1st, 2023

Start Date
August 19th, 2023

JD Flex Orientation
August 18th, 2023

Upcoming Events

Next JD Flex Webinar  TBD

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