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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Driving Legal Excellence

Western New England University School of Law is committed to providing students with the opportunity to be immersed in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment that allows them to understand the practice of law more fully.  Each student is guaranteed at least one clinic or externship experience prior to graduation.

Experiential learning has a high priority at Western New England University School of Law. Our clinical programs allow you to apply legal theory learned in the classroom to real-life lawyering, representing actual clients in real cases. These programs prepare you for the practice of law, as you gain practical knowledge and begin to develop professional skills and values under the supervision of experienced practitioners and a faculty member. In addition to providing valuable firsthand experience, clinics help develop essential lawyering skills such as legal writing, interviewing, and negotiation.

Participation in a clinical program also offers an exciting and creative way to establish connections with practicing attorneys and build a resume of legal experience. 

Experiential Learning Requirement

The experiential learning requirement at Western New England School of Law is designed to help give law students a chance to get real-world legal experience before graduation. 

Experiential Opportunities


Clinics & Practicums

The law school provides a diverse range of clinics and practicums aimed at aiding students in acquiring experiential learning opportunities.

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Externships allow students to work directly with judges or alongside attorneys in public interest organizations, government agencies, and law firms.

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Simulation student.

Simulations & Specialized Skills Courses

Western New England School of Law offers diverse simulation courses, enabling students to develop crucial real-world lawyering skills through rich factual scenarios and direct faculty feedback.

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Moot court students

Moot Court Competitions

Students have abundant opportunities to enhance their lawyering skills through diverse legal competitions, including moot court teams. These experiences offer invaluable preparation for their legal careers, fostering teamwork, building confidence, and refining research, writing, and oral advocacy abilities.

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