Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Student Resources

What can you expect to do as a student of the clinic?

As clinicians, students will develop a deeper understanding of what “life after innocence” really means and cultivate a heightened sense of awareness of the correlation between the collateral consequences of a criminal record and a person’s ability to reclaim her or his rights as citizens.

By engaging in direct representation of clients, students will learn practice skills, including but not limited to, client interviewing and counseling, fact development - developing a rich understanding of a client and the events relevant to the case and its resolution, representing clients in administrative hearings, case planning, and courtroom presentation. Students will also be afforded opportunities to cultivate their legal writing skills by drafting various criminal records relief petitions.

How do you get involved?

Look out for law school announcements indicating when we are accepting applications! Applications for each semester will be made available through our website and through the Law School Announcements.

Apply to be a clinician by submitting a completed LAI Student application via email to lifeafterinnocence@luc.edu.